July 2019: The Science of Wellness

Get to know your health a little deeper with our Science of Wellness Issue. Learn about the newest innovations in wellness and medical technology, find tips on defying age in your routine, and get to know the reality of oral health.

 
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From The July 2019 Issue

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...
July 29, 2019
If you’re looking to join a gym, first of all, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step in improving your health and fitness. But how do you know if the facility you choose is right...
July 15, 2019
We all work out differently. Whether we are wearing clothes for running long distances or finding the stretchiest leggings to twist our bodies into a pretzel, there are different types of fabrics that are...
July 3, 2019
We hear it all the time in many different forms — stretch. Stretches before you run, stretches after running, stretch on your off-days. While we know we’re supposed to be “stretching,” what does that...
July 2, 2019
We all know exercise is good for us, but like eating our vegetables and listening to our mothers, we just don’t always do it. Or perhaps it’s that we don’t have time. At least...
July 1, 2019
What is your job title and description? I am a Certified Genetic Counselor by training and Director of the Texas Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program. Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with...
July 1, 2019
Ailments of the mind are often perceived differently than ailments of the body, yet modern science now understands how connected they are. Physical issues seem more acceptable to talk about, but as mental health...
June 30, 2019
Swim Workout at the YMCA According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average person can burn 250 calories by swimming laps for 30 minutes at a moderate pace, and more than 800 calories...
June 30, 2019
The NEUBIE, EMSCULPT, Cryoslimming and Fitbit PurePulse. These new technologies aren’t household names…yet. These are some of the newest and most innovative devices that shape how we heal, tone and discover our physical bodies....
June 30, 2019
Try these chicken and edamame dumplings with sautéed Asian greens at home for a healthier and more wallet-friendly alternative to your favorite Asian restaurant. Ingredients For Dumplings: 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, roughly...
June 30, 2019
A final stretch of a 10K, a triathlon or any long distance race is physically and emotionally taxing on an individual. What keeps that drive going and pushes someone to reach the finish line...
June 30, 2019
Chronic inflammation has become an issue in our American culture. Between convenient processed foods, a sedentary lifestyle and high stress, it’s no wonder we’re dealing with heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease and cancers....
June 30, 2019
Austin is a fitness-minded city. Most Austinites understand the benefits of working out — weight loss, increased energy, lower blood pressure and functional improvement in the heart and brain. Other benefits include better mood,...
June 30, 2019
During the golden hour of Thursday evening, the players of the Austin Blacks rugby team turn onto the winding gravel road leading to the hidden gem known as Burr Field, the team’s home grounds....
June 30, 2019
Adam Holt, 34, recently wrapped up two years spent researching the link between fitness and addiction as a grad student at The University of Texas. It’s been a challenging experience, he easily admits, but...
June 30, 2019
You spend hours working out and eating well, but restful sleep is just as important for your health. “A lot of patients are surprised when I ask them about their sleep during an exam....
June 30, 2019
Understanding the role of genetics in our health has become a central theme in medical research as well as a wellness trend. More people are testing their genetics to better understand their health and...
June 30, 2019
Trigger points — those tight little knots in the skeletal muscles of your body — can trick you. They often hurt and don’t go away in a few days or a week, even after...
June 30, 2019
A family outing gone wrong 16 years ago. Sitting in  the back of the car, Felicia Jackson’s 2-year-old son began choking, couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness. In the panic of the moment — as...
June 30, 2019
What exactly is a concussion? A concussion is the mildest form of brain injury that can occur.  Interestingly, this can occur from a trauma to the head, or can occur if the body is...
June 30, 2019
From family practices to dentists and herbal remedies, we have all the local go-to’s to keep you feeling great inside and out.   Brushy Creek Family Physicians Forest Creek Medical Center 4112 Links Lane,...
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