February 2020: The Heart Issue

It’s the season of love — meaning The Heart Issue is bringing you stories of passion, strength and care within the Austin community. Read the heartening cover story on Kristen Patton, a heart transplant recipient who went on to become an advocate of heart health and a winner in the Transplant Games.

 
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From The February 2020 Issue

February 15, 2020
Are you a diehard gym rat? Maybe you merely enjoy pumping iron or taking a class a few times per week. The way you behave when you’re at the facility determines how others can...
February 5, 2020
Does your “new year, new you” resolution involve getting into the best shape of your life? Perhaps you’ve found yourself waffling well before Punxsutawney Phil pops up with his weather prediction. Why not make...
February 1, 2020
With the couch, a snack and your favorite TV show at your fingertips, the thought of a night in  with you and your partner may make going to the weight room sound like more...
February 1, 2020
When people are asked at the end of life what mattered the most to them, they often say the quality of the relationships they were able to build — the love they had the...
February 1, 2020
There’s something about finding a special someone who brings so much joy, love and happiness into our lives. It could be the excitement and uncertainty of meeting someone new that makes it so exhilarating,...
February 1, 2020
How many times have you waited all day to get your workout in only to get caught in traffic or stuck at work? Now you’re late, or even worse you’ve missed the class you’ve...
February 1, 2020
Everyday we ask a lot of our feet and ankles without realizing it. Whether you are standing and walking frequently with your work and home life, or you are training for the Austin Marathon,...
February 1, 2020
Strolling through the grocery store, people are generally accustomed to finding the words “Heart Healthy” stamped onto boxes or packages of food for the primary purpose of increasing sales — even when they may...
February 1, 2020
Austin’s annual Ascension Seton Marathon has grown to become the 25th largest race in the United States. Elite runners from all over the world flock to experience the route that takes them by some...
February 1, 2020
A Q&A with Race Director, Jeff Simecek For more than four decades, the Statesman Cap10K has been a much loved annual event in Austin. What began in 1978 with 3,400 participants has grown into...
February 1, 2020
Jana Gavin is a licensed pharmacist and co-founder of IVitamin, a female-founded IV therapy clinic and spa that offers a varied menu of IV drips, boosters and aesthetics to keep the Austin community operating...
February 1, 2020
At its core, the idea behind Italian cooking stems from necessity and gratitude of fresh, regionally available ingredients. Translating to “entire’’ in Italian, Intero embraces this concept by utilizing the “whole” ingredient in combination...
February 1, 2020
Maintaining good oral health is a crucial component of holistic care, including cardiac and respiratory health. Many people aren’t aware of this. You don’t have to convince people to see their primary care physician,...
February 1, 2020
MOD Fitness owner, Marnie Duncan and Director of Training, Brittany Shimansky put together six moves with a mini band that you can take on the road with you anywhere while traveling for work or...
February 1, 2020
Each year, members of the running industry head to Austin for the Running Event — a conference and trade show for running specialty stores and brands to share practices and showcase their latest in...
February 1, 2020
Do you have an outfit you love to wear to the gym? Maybe a pair of leggings that tone your thighs nicely or a t-shirt depicting your favorite band? No matter your sense of...
February 1, 2020
Sitting on the lush, green edge of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Waller Creek Boathouse is the home to the Austin Rowing Club  — equipped with a full catalogue of rowing and water...
February 1, 2020
Saturday mornings, Kristen Patton puts on her workout gear and drives to a local park to meet up with her personal trainer and a few fellow exercisers for a weekly small-group workout. Sounds typical...
February 1, 2020
How to make your heart healthier and stronger.
February 1, 2020
And you don’t even have to set foot in a gym.
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