July 2014: Austin's First Responders Issue

It takes a lot to be a public servant, and this issue catches up with first responders to see how they stay fit in order to perform under pressure. Don’t miss the profile on Travis County Sheriff’s Cycling Team and articles on youth fitness, balancing health for life and a new equipment review.

 
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From The July 2014 Issue

July 1, 2014
Target power and conditioning with battle rope workouts.
July 1, 2014
When it comes to family fitness, parents often must balance a desire for activity with practical concerns, especially as pertains to safety. Austin blogger Heather Way explores that important question about when to let...
July 1, 2014
An Active Alternative to Joint Replacement Almost six years ago, Julie Elrod tore her meniscus while running. Since the initial injury, Julie endured five failed knee surgeries and was desperate for something to work....
July 1, 2014
Q: Does sweating mean you are burning more calories? A: No, our bodies produce sweat as a way to cool us down. Therefore, if your body is beginning to overheat and needs to cool...
July 1, 2014
Balance in swimming can help—or hinder—technique. Coach Kim Brackin offers an explanation for how balance in the form can help improve swimming and provides drills for practice.
July 1, 2014
Nutrition and exercise classes offered throughout Austin.
July 1, 2014
A guide for parents entering children into summer training.
July 1, 2014
Letter from the Publisher
July 1, 2014
AFM nutrition writer Anne Wilfong takes a look at her favorite blogs, books, and other resources from 2014.
July 1, 2014
Keeping Fitness Fun
July 1, 2014
Take a close look at many of Texas’ outdoor trails, and you’ll find the familiar three leaves of poison ivy.
July 1, 2014
What ingredients to look for on the bottle labels.
July 1, 2014
A look at how three local first responders stay fit to serve.
July 1, 2014
Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe takes a unique stance on track workouts for age group athletes in training for distance events.
July 1, 2014
You’re looking for a shoe that will cover all the activities in your boot camp workout or circuit training. John Schrup with Texas Running Company gives his favorite options for all-purpose workout shoes.
July 1, 2014
Bicycle Sport Shop's Wednesday Night Beginner Ride
July 1, 2014
For many runners, far away locations are half the appeal of choosing events. But how about picking a location and then working in the run as part of a vacation? That’s exactly what Rogue...
July 1, 2014
The Travis County Sheriff’s Cycling Team exists to promote fitness and service.
July 1, 2014
The field of first response is unpredictable and unscripted. Health and fitness allow police, fire, and paramedic crews to perform under pressure.
July 1, 2014
Creating a training plan for a half Ironman-distance triathlon is something like creating the perfect smoothie. It’s all about finding the right balance and blend. Coach Carrie provides a recipe for success.
July 1, 2014
Everything you need for the trail, road, or gym.
July 1, 2014
The Spiralizer turns vegetables into an array of sizes and textures.
July 1, 2014
Actively fit people maintain a higher pain tolerance.
July 1, 2014
Women, Activity, and Type 2 Diabetes  Researchers have found women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who increase their physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus...
July 1, 2014
In this busy world, participating in events may be the best way to keep triathlon training simple and uncomplicated. An aquathon is one way to provide some quality training in an easy manner, and...
July 1, 2014
The bones that keep you upright.
July 1, 2014
Overall muscle balance is essential to injury-proofing endurance training.
July 1, 2014
Movement training translates to fitness in everyday activities.
July 1, 2014
Balance is the key to fitness longevity.
July 1, 2014
Quinoa is a complete protein. Combine this healthy food with orange, coconuts, and almonds for a sweet summer side dish.
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