October 2020: The Rhythm Issue

Even with ACL canceled this year, this issue is bringing all things rhythm right to you. Read about Austin’s music (and fitness) community from new perspectives and learn how to find rhythms in your own life.

 
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From The October 2020 Issue

October 26, 2020
As I came across an article in the U.S. News and World Report stating various techniques on how to motivate yourself as fall begins to roll around, it made me question the pressure society...
October 1, 2020
With bare feet, colorful dresses and decorated faces, five women are positioned in a circle as their bodies and arms gracefully shift up and down like the pulse of a heartbeat. As a flow...
October 1, 2020
To an audience, ballet may seem like a simple art, with dancers gliding across a stage in beautifully decorated tutus, jumping and twirling with grace and ease. However, it’s easy to be fooled —...
October 1, 2020
Five-year-old Emma Westerman loves sound.  She is more intrigued by the noises her toys make when she clashes them together than by the function they were designed to perform. She is easily amused listening...
October 1, 2020
As the science around addiction grows, it’s becoming more clear that, with the right help, everyone has hope for recovery. This comes as a stark contrast to what was traditionally thought about addiction: that...
October 1, 2020
Every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. In that moment, her life changes forever.  Merriam-Webster defines full circle as a series of developments that lead back to...
October 1, 2020
The SIMS Foundation was forged from a tragedy that rocked the Austin music community in 1995. Sims Ellison, a member of the band Pariah and beloved member of the local music community, died by...
October 1, 2020
Ingredients                                                      8 ounces Sushi-grade Tuna 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons water 4 tablespoons rice wine (Mirin) 1 clove garlic  (finely chopped) 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 pinches of thinly sliced scallions 1 ounce...
October 1, 2020
For those who are not familiar with intermittent fasting, it may sound a little extreme or even just another trendy diet. However, the benefits of intermittent fasting go far beyond weight loss. It turns...
October 1, 2020
When balanced correctly, the menstrual cycle can work to the female athlete’s advantage. The menstrual cycle consists of four key phases. Each phase has different nutrition and physical needs to provide a woman with...
October 1, 2020
Nestled off West Sixth St. is a small, green house originally built in 1910 as a wedding gift from a father to his daughter. Fast forward to 2020, it has been transformed into a...
October 1, 2020
Routines are like a soft, comfortable sweater on a chilly day — they just feel good. Unfortunately, our regular routines were all thrown for a loop back in March. “Loop” is maybe not a...
October 1, 2020
It’s safe to say that, with the circumstances of the pandemic, many people have become more sedentary. With more time spent at home, it’s easy to skip a run or a workout and opt...
October 1, 2020
As we settle back into the grind of our busy lives with work and school, it’s easy to let go of those blissful self-care routines we finally had time to do. But while we...
October 1, 2020
Meet a few Austinites who have found their rhythm not only in the music industry, but also in fitness. It can be a tough set of passions to balance, but these musicians have found...
October 1, 2020
Rowing is a complex sport and requires full-body engagement. Additionally, the precision, balance and rhythm needed to move a boat well necessitates a high level of mental focus. Rowing forces athletes to train their...
October 1, 2020
Back pain and general muscle soreness are common problems for many people. Understanding correct force postures and maintaining your musculoskeletal system will help to both treat and prevent pain and disease.  What causes musculoskeletal...
October 1, 2020
AFM: What is Shockwave Therapy and why is it a better alternative than surgery? Vieira: Shockwave Therapy is formally called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. It uses high energy acoustic waves to treat numerous musculoskeletal injuries;...
October 1, 2020
Light has always been a resource humans look to for restorative energy. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that light was discovered as a resource for therapy. In 1903, a scientist named...
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