October 2011: The Medical Issue

Hear from local experts in the October Medical Issue! Articles include Dr. Karen Swenson talking about balancing life and fitness, Dr. Ari Brown explaining the pediatrics of fit kids and Dr. Parvis Kavoussi discussing the link between testosterone and fitness.

 
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From The October 2011 Issue

October 4, 2011
Itchy watery eyes, sneezing, runny noses and, the worst culprit of them all, sinus headaches – all signs that Fall is in the air in Austin, TX (literally). Luckily, because of the dry summer,...
October 4, 2011
Two weeks ago Austin Fit Magazine happily gave away an entry for the Central Texas Tough Mudder, a grueling 12-mile race riddled with obstacles and mud galore! Jen Henderson, a mother and  NOW tough...
October 4, 2011
We all have those days where we’re just too busy, too sore or simply just too tired to get in our daily workout. Well the solution is simple, walking for fitness. Most of us...
October 4, 2011
This Sunday, Austin’s long-distance triathletes will be out at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park for Ironman 70.3 Austin.  They’ll be swimming 1.2 miles in Decker Lake, riding 56 miles on their bikes, and then...
October 4, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Muscle Movement of the Month is a new feature that will introduce muscle movements to strengthen a specific muscle or muscle group in each issue. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness...
October 4, 2011
We know how important estrogen is for women, but did you know it’s an important hormone for men? Yup, you guys have it, too. There is an enzyme in fat cells called aromatase; it...
October 4, 2011
It may sound like the Oxymoron of the century: healthy candy. No it’s not a joke, or a mythical story in which we all wish we could believe, it actually EXISTS! So before you...
October 4, 2011
Austin triathlete and obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Bradley Price recently completed a study comparing the safety and efficacy of exercise for pregnant women. Dr. Price’s data demonstrated a dramatic reduction in the rate of primary, or...
October 4, 2011
I just heard that today is the LAST DAY of MyFitFood’s Facebook fan appreciation Friday going on at all of their locations. WHAT! Stop by any My Fit Foods retail location today and “check-in” on Facebook...
October 4, 2011
With Texas running season on the horizon, this can be your year to make the biggest improvements to your personal bests. Whether you’re training for a 5K, the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge, or...
October 4, 2011
The recent Kerrville Triathlon Festival drew over 800 participants with three events over three days including a sprint, quarter and half triathlon. In addition, the festival featured a Health Exposé and free kids mile. The champion...
October 4, 2011
Last year, Chestelle Samford was training for a rowing marathon to take place on the Cain River in Louisiana. But her training was interrupted. On November 3, Dr. Ellen Blair Smith, a gynecologic oncologist,...
October 4, 2011
Breast Cancer affects all of us. We all know someone that has battled breast cancer, and hopefully we all know someone who has beaten it. As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness...
October 4, 2011
Nothing is surer to bring smiles than watching a fit, happy baby wiggle and coo, or seeing a toddler, intent on trying out first steps. While it’s easy to recognize a happy baby or...
October 4, 2011
Cross country season is here. Got your summer miles in? Check. Got your t-shirt slogan picked and printed? Check. Got your racing shoes? We can help with our annual look at eight newly released...
October 4, 2011
If you’ve ever signed up for a road race here in Austin, you may wonder, “Where in the world did they come up with THAT route?”  There may be a few in particular who’ve...
October 4, 2011
What do you get when you combine a bunch of arm-wrestling women, costumes, smack talk, and an emcee all into one awesome sports bar? I’m sure you’re not thinking a charity event, but that’s...
October 4, 2011
The last hot day of August brought me to BodyBusiness at Davenport Village for my KMB shoot to try out the KRANKcycle® workout, which I quickly learned is basically a spin class for the...
October 4, 2011
NOCC Spreads the Word on Early Warning Signs Often referred to as the “silent killer” because symptoms don’t appear until the disease is in an advanced stage, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths...
October 4, 2011
Everyone knows that Austin is a sport-loving town, especially when September comes around and the city turns burnt orange during home-game Saturdays.  This weekend, folks will be heading to the areas around the stadium...
October 4, 2011
Chia seed, flax seed and wheat germ add fiber and protein to this toasted granola recipe. Try pairing the granola with Greek yogurt and fresh berries to complete your breakfast.(with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD)...
October 4, 2011
Barbara Walters has a special this Friday, October 28, on “20/20”  called “Behind the Scenes with Barbara Walters and the Superrich,” and there’s an Austin link: John Paul and Eloise DeJoria. You may be...
October 4, 2011
Warming up for the 2010 Pumpkinhead Regatta on Lady Bird Lake, Dr. Karen Swenson—in the bow position of her two-person boat—looked away. The person in the bow position of Matt Knifton’s boat had also...
October 4, 2011
Yes, this weekend is Halloween but no, “Pumpkinhead” does not refer to a character from some B-grade horror movie.  It’s the nickname for the 27th annual Head of the Colorado Regatta, hosted by the...
October 4, 2011
Breast Cancer affects all of us. We all know someone that has battled breast cancer, and hopefully we all know someone who has beaten it. As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness...
October 4, 2011
Mark your calendars Austinites, Team RadioShack Riders Chris Horner, Jason McCartney and Ben King will be making an appearance at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop October 15 at 2:00 p.m. The meet & greet is...
October 4, 2011
The first race in the 2011 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series (DCS), the IBM Uptown Classic, is just around the corner on October 2. Many folks will toe the start line of that flat, fast...
October 4, 2011
Austin Fit Magazine is all about health and fitness; this month, we really want to take a hard look at the medical side of the equation and the enormous role it plays in our...
October 4, 2011
Before Born to Run hit the shelves and inspired all types of runners to cast off their shoes and run free, there was Nike.  Nike came up with its line of “Frees,” shoes designed...
October 4, 2011
It’s hard to exercise when you’re waddling around at the end of a pregnancy.  Would you run a marathon? Runners at last weekend’s Chicago marathon cheered for “the pregnant lady” on the course; that...
October 4, 2011
Dr. Brown recommends the American Academy of Pediatrics web site as a resource for parents (www.aap.org). The site includes a section on children’s health after wildfires. Some of that information has been excerpted here:...
October 4, 2011
Chris Late, 32, was the top Austin finisher of the Tri-California San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, with a time of 3:21.31. There were five additional Austin area residents who competed. Lance McInnes, 46, finished...
October 4, 2011
Some may argue that soccer’s World Cup is the greatest sporting event ever. Some may pick football’s Super Bowl. Cases can be made for prizefights (Rumble in the Jungle, anyone?), certain Olympic events, hockey’s...
October 4, 2011
Susan Dell is on a mission to help people “fuel for performance and train for life.” “That’s my mantra,” she said. “I want people to know what foods your body needs for what you...
October 4, 2011
Dog lovers abound here in Austin, Texas – just take a look at Lady Bird Trail on any given day (or anywhere on any given day for that matter)!  Yes Fido is no stranger...
October 4, 2011
It’s a question that plagues nearly every runner and cyclist during training – can I get the same workout on a stationary bike or treadmill? The answer in short is no. Stationary bikes and treadmills don’t...
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