November 2014: The Andy Roddick Issue

The November Issue will have you hanging off of every page! Read profiles on slacklining champion Faith Dickey, newly retired pro tennis champ Andy Roddick and the team at Spirit Fitness. Plus, get tips for cold weather workouts and building the perfect tennis serve.

 
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From The November 2014 Issue

November 1, 2014
Faith Dickey is not like everyone else.  Maybe she was six years ago. When she was 19. Before she won national and world championship titles. Before she smashed female world records. When she had...
November 1, 2014
You should eat no more than 60 grams of carbohydrates per day.  That’s what David Perlmutter, M.D., recommends in his New York Times bestseller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your...
November 1, 2014
979 Springdale Road austineasciders.com On Saturday, November 1, Austinites get their first look at the new Austin Eastciders cidery. Though the classically American and gluten-free fermented beverage has been available for purchase for some...
November 1, 2014
An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is a vaporizer that simulates tobacco smoke. Battery operated, it produces “smoke,” an aerosol created by heating a liquid solution that contains a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine,...
November 1, 2014
Worth It or Waste It? Pumpkin Noosa Yoghurt Calories: 290 (8oz serving) The burn: Tennis = 1 hour playing recreationally Rollerblading = 36 minutes  Running = 30 minutes  Shooting Hoops = 44 minutes  Road...
November 1, 2014
Over the past five decades, the number of children walking and biking to school has plummeted—from 48 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2009 among children ages 5 to 14. Meanwhile, childhood obesity...
November 1, 2014
New to swimming? That bag full of gear might leave you wondering what on Earth you’re meant to do with it all. Some swim gear is functional and necessary (goggles) and some (fins and...
November 1, 2014
A New Book on Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis sidelines many runners, but scientists have recently found that one particular exercise is a very effective treatment. Researchers at Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark spent a...
November 1, 2014
  Part of the Mylan World Team Tennis (WTT) league, the Austin Aces had their inaugural season in July 2014. Founders Larry King and tennis great Billie Jean King created the unique gender equity...
November 1, 2014
Where does the time go? We have all asked ourselves this question at one time or another. The puzzling thing is that in a world where everything is designed to save time (phones act...
November 1, 2014
After the unusual number, length, and low temperatures of last winter’s cold snaps, Austin’s athletes might want to take note and make strides to stay warm this winter. Local weather may not bring ice...
November 1, 2014
  Running season has officially started in Austin. The Austin Distance Challenge presented by Austin Fit Magazine is in full swing, and two of Austin's most beloved races are just around the corner: the...
November 1, 2014
Hearts still racing and sweat still dripping, those brave souls who just survived another hour-long group workout with Joanne Blackerby and her team at Spirit Fitness Training in northwest Austin are dizzy to grasp...
November 1, 2014
It’s been widely reported and discussed that drinking water is a necessary practice for achieving ultimate health, vitality, and performance. But just because we know better does not always mean we do better. Why...
November 1, 2014
What You Need 4 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise 8 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 ½ tablespoons sweet paprika 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 yellow onions, finely chopped 1 pound ground...
November 1, 2014
While fall doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to bust out the winter wear, temperatures can dip enough in Central Texas to require some bundling. Layering provides the best option for working out—as you warm...
November 1, 2014
Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail has grabbed a spot on the bestseller lists and comes to theaters in December, with Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced yet...
November 1, 2014
Is there any reason why I shouldn’t run in the rain? I worry about getting sick if I head outdoors for my workout, but I hate getting on the treadmill. A: Andreas Soeffker, a...
November 1, 2014
The current generation of youth in the United States faces certain challenges unknown to its predecessors. In the late 20th and 21st centuries, the consequences of unhealthy eating have manifested in unprecedented percentages of...
November 1, 2014
With the holidays approaching at full speed, I know first-hand how often workout frequency takes a hit. Even the most dedicated among us has a hard time fitting in regular training with all of...
November 1, 2014
This month, Diane Vives is at Fuerte Fitness with trainer Coy Schneider. The focus of this series of movements is on building good agility. To develop agility, Vives explains that it’s important to work...
November 1, 2014
What is your requirement for a quick, healthy, weeknight dinner? If fresh, healthy, and fast sounds too perfect a requirement for any dinner, then you may not know the magic of lentils. Lentils aren’t...
November 1, 2014
In 2003, Andy Roddick won the U.S. Open Championship and claimed his Grand Slam title. The exuberant 21-year-old sank to his knees and shed tears before leaping the railing into the crowd, navigating his...
November 1, 2014
The most important shot in tennis is the serve. It starts off the point and can immediately dictate the tone of the game. A beginner needs to know how to serve in order to...
November 1, 2014
There is a silent epidemic happening for women around the world that impacts weight, blood sugars, cardiovascular health, mood, cancer risk and fertility. It is the most common endocrine disorder in women, and between...
November 1, 2014
Tadka dal is all about the tadka (seasoning). This warm sputter of spices added to a healthy mix of lentils (dal) makes for a very delicious and nutritious meal. Dal can be made with...
November 1, 2014
It’s easy to miss the Blunn Creek Preserve; there’s only street parking at the trailhead on St. Edwards Drive or Long Bow, and signage is unobtrusive. Once inside the preserve, it’s easy to forget...
October 30, 2014
Wednesday's events in downtown Austin to kick off the 2014 USGP include Zero to Infiniti, Red Bull Lecture, and a Red Bull Happy Hour.
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