December 2021: Best Of 2021

You voted, we tallied. See the top three awards across the four categories of nutrition, wellness, fitness and lifestyle in this 2021 edition of AFM’s Best Of. You’ll find new businesses, old favorites and so much more as you gear up for the holidays and look back on yet another year of health and wellness in the Austin community.

 
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From The December 2021 Issue

December 21, 2021
You should always choose the fresh option – here’s why!  Calling all salad lovers. You’ve thrown one of those dinky $4.99 salads in your cart only to look at it the next day and...
December 21, 2021
Let’s be honest, eating clean can be confusing and intimidating. At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend energy cooking a fresh meal. Following recipes requires...
December 15, 2021
Courtesy of YMCA of Austin Self-care is important to practice all year long. But it can be especially beneficial during the hectic holiday season.  The end of year is a popular time for people...
December 13, 2021
Perhaps you’ve had trouble opening jars lately, gripping a tennis racket, holding on to a broom or a cup while taking a sip of water. Does your wrist throb, swell, or feel tender and...
December 8, 2021
Cats are naturally athletic and curious creatures. Although all fur babies need to stay active, kitties may require extra attention when they live indoors. Whether your kitty is the type to play with anything...
December 8, 2021
There are not many things in this world more natural than seeing your dog run. If you’re a marathoner looking to finish an IRONMAN or just a casual runner looking to stay fit, your...
December 7, 2021
One of the perks of Texas living is that winters here are normally milder than elsewhere. Colder days will come eventually, and even mild temperature changes can take a toll on your skin. The...
December 3, 2021
What is Chrono-Nutrition? Let’s start with our biological clock and circadian rhythms. Our internal biological clock has very distinct, specific nutritional needs throughout a 24-hour cycle. Our daily clock runs on circadian rhythms that...
December 3, 2021
“Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden Helping people make healthy, consistent habits is a huge part of our mission at MANTRA Labs. As the saying goes – you are what you repeatedly do,...
December 3, 2021
MOBO is the revolutionary mobility tool that packs a big punch in a small package. This easy-to-use, travel friendly tool was created to be the solution to improving your body’s performance. To understand why...
December 1, 2021
Understanding your body is crucial to maintaining your health. The InBody Scan, which uses bioelectrical impedance to measure our muscle and fat mass, is one of the ways we can get a better understanding...
December 1, 2021
With another year under our belt, we look back on the valleys and mountaintops. From the Texas Snowpocalypse to the continual ebb and flow of pandemic restrictions, we’ve been through the dark and back....
December 1, 2021
Sugarland native, Troy Woolfolk is not only a former cornerback for the University of Michigan, but currently pursues a vegan diet post-college while maintaining his fitness regimen and competitive spirit.  After moving to Austin,...
December 1, 2021
For many years, a common issue I see and hear is that someone’s glutes feel dead, are unresponsive to growth and/or are in pain. In my opinion, the glutes were never properly introduced to...
December 1, 2021
Growing up in the Austin nightlife scene gave me a deep appreciation for the kind of spots that make you feel at home. In an ever changing Austin skyline, it’s imperative you find your...
December 1, 2021
From encapsulated organs to dairy-free ice cream, Austin offers many different products to aid in your wellness journey. As a booming city in the packaged-goods world of consumers, it contains its own assortment of...
December 1, 2021
At first glance, it may seem daunting to step into what looks like a mini spaceship with a foot of water in it. However, once you are inside and floating on the water, you...
December 1, 2021
Greetings AFM! We are putting the spotlight on another local gem to share in our quest to capture the many offerings Austin holds. This month’s tour brought us to Lifespring Chiropractic, where you can...
December 1, 2021
Brazyn Morph Collapse Foam Roller – $69.95 Looking for a travel foam roller that doesn’t take up your entire suitcase?  This 14.5” foam roller collapses its 5.5” diameter into a slim 1.85” pancake. Correct...
December 1, 2021
In Chinese medicine, there is a widespread belief that harmonizing with the seasons will help prevent disease and maintain health. In modern times, we have lost a lot of this knowledge and eat foods...
December 1, 2021
The holiday season is quickly approaching with travel and gift shopping in full swing, holiday parties every weekend and delicious food everywhere. It can also be a daunting time for anyone who is trying...
December 1, 2021
With over 14 years of experience doing what we do, TLS ATX offers whole body fitness at its finest. Our full-body, high intensity, low impact workouts are professionally designed to get results. Our strength...
December 1, 2021
At the start of 2021, we were hopeful for a year that would feel more “normal” so we could move forward from the impact 2020 had on the fitness industry. What started with an...
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