March 2011: Ten Fittest Dogs Issue

Meet Abby the soccer dog and ten other fit fidos around Austin! Featured articles also highlight APA’s Healthy Pets for Healthy People program, Monica Brant’s canine workout and the best pet parks around town! Snuggle with your pup and flip through all this and more!

 
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From The March 2011 Issue

March 2, 2011
Okay, McDonald’s, you should be ashamed of yourself. Did you have to add something deliberately fattened-up to your already nutritionally horrendous menu? It is like you want fat zombies for your consumers. Oh wait,...
March 2, 2011
In our effort to get the best health and fitness tips and tricks to our readers, we end up doing a lot of McDonald’s bashing. Well, there’s a 36-year-old marathon runner from Chicago who...
March 2, 2011
Over the past week, we’ve collectively witnessed a trifecta of unfathomable proportions unfold before our eyes: the largest recorded earthquake in a populated area, followed by a torrential tsunami which has now led to the...
March 2, 2011
With Spring Break and SXSW officially over, next on the list for Austinites is City Council elections… but that’s for a different blog. I’m thinking about swimsuit season, which seems to sneak up sooner...
March 2, 2011
Alright, so this isn’t the ideal diet recipe. There’s enough butter (i.e. fat content) in here to make Paula Deen proud. But it does have enough redeeming qualities to make it qualify as a...
March 2, 2011
We’ve temporarily hidden our Facebook page to count your votes for the “Social Media Swimsuit Search” contest. The winner(s) will be published in our Swimsuit issue hitting stands May 1st. We had an amazing...
March 2, 2011
As a multisport athlete, I know it’s a challenge to continually improve in swimming, biking and running. It’s tempting to try to squeeze in the same numbers and types of each session every week,...
March 2, 2011
Sunday breakfast never sounded so good! These light and fluffy waffles are a great way to jump start your morning.
March 2, 2011
In honor of World Salt Awareness Week 2011 (which actually wrapped up yesterday), here’s the latest in the legal spat between Campbell Soup Co. and four New Jersey women who’d like for soup marked...
March 2, 2011
Even though healthy eating can seem daunting at times, feeding your body well is easier than you think. Your body needs fuel to perform effectively. Miss breakfast, and the sounds that resonate from your...
March 2, 2011
Austin based MapMyFITNESS has teamed up with Kentucky’s Humana Inc. to bring you fitness-minded tech-savvy users a new social network: Humana Fit. MapMyFITNESS is the well known social athletic community that lets users track...
March 2, 2011
Are stitches in your side forcing you to cut your runs short? They appear as if from no where and don’t seem to want to disappear until you’ve stopped and can breathe slowly, which...
March 2, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, we here at AFM decided to put on a little contest for our upcoming April issue, better known as our Swimsuit Issue. We told you, Austin area residents, to...
March 2, 2011
The Texas Yoga Association will host a mass yoga class on the State Capitol lawn this Wednesday, March 16 in support of two bills that prevent the regulation of yoga. The Texas Workforce Commission...
March 2, 2011
We always think of curiosity as a trait common to cats (isn’t it the number one feline killer?) but dogs have a curious streak running through their veins, too. And that curiosity coupled with...
March 2, 2011
STRAWBERRY JAM-FILLED ALMOND MUFFINS Serves 12 You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make yourself a...
March 2, 2011
Dieters often blame low blood sugar or deprivation and lack of pleasure (no dessert?!) as the source of their cranky attitudes. However, recent research indicates that there is another reason for all that irritability:...
March 2, 2011
Jamba Juice is now featuring a new line of smoothies featuring fruits and vegetables. The Fruit & Veggie Smoothies are surprisingly delicious, shockingly nutritious and innovatively created to provide three full serving of fruits...
March 2, 2011
This month, the workout was better described as ‘Kick Camy’s Butt!’ My adorable, miniature, dappled Dachshund received a workout like she never had before. As we pulled up to Zilker Park, Camy was very...
March 2, 2011
On Saturday, May 14, teams of family, friends, co-workers and others will gather to walk in the GREAT STRIDES 5K walk on the Concordia University Campus in Austin. Walkers will raise critical funds for...
March 2, 2011
I love Diet Coke. To me, there's nothing better than a nice, cold fountain Diet Coke around 3 p.m. But the thing about Diet Coke is that it always leaves me wanting more. Why...
March 2, 2011
Just a year ago, Austin decided to add its name to the list of America’s “no kill” cities by implementing the No Kill Plan, which set out a list of programs to eliminate the...
March 2, 2011
As it turns out, monkeys are more similar to humans than we thought. Maybe it’s something about our opposable thumbs that allows us to grip our precious Coke cans so well; research centers across...
March 2, 2011
Does your shower curtain rod frequently function as a pull up bar? Is it hard to get you off the mat and out of push up position in the morning? If you seek the...
March 2, 2011
The first thing a lot of people do when they start a diet is cut out the snacking. But going this route can often find you starving by the next meal and in a...
March 2, 2011
You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make yourself a better brunch. EGG AND VEGGIE PITA...
March 2, 2011
Among the five days of SXSWi this year, the brightest minds in emerging technology combine to examine a new topic: how the web and social media influence our health. The health track takes place...
March 2, 2011
The 6th annual Pure Austin Fitness EXPO will take place this Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Quarry Lake facility, and serves as a...
March 2, 2011
Have you ever seen Buddy ­- the world’s strongest dog – lifting boulders at Auditorium Shores? Or how about Abby, Austin’s best soccer player? They both take their health and fitness pretty seriously. As...
March 2, 2011
Has your dog been looking a little droopy lately? Have you caught her staring out the window longingly, even after she’s been outside? Maybe it’s time to try out a new fitness regimen at...
March 2, 2011
When was the last time you actually thanked your dog? They’re amazing little creatures and the best fitness buddies you could ever hope for.
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