October 2022: The Mind + Body Issue

Fitness is all about the mind and the body — you can’t have one without the other! This month’s Mind + Body Issue is all about the special connection between those two parts of ourselves to make us better athletes, eaters, lovers and whole people, in general. You’ll also get the chance to read about how Regan Zuege ran MS Run the US after years of avoiding running. Let’s see how we can use our minds and bodies to grow!

 
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From The October 2022 Issue

October 1, 2022
Two years ago, Regan Zuege signed up to run about seven marathons in seven days. The problem? The longest she had ever run at the time was four miles. Zuege is an Austinite, wife,...
October 1, 2022
The legalization of industrial hemp products in 2018 has led the CBD business to boom in just four years; the industry has surpassed billions of dollars in revenue due to its various healing properties...
October 1, 2022
Are you like me — always trying to fit 25 items in your day when, realistically, you can only do five? Well, this happens for me when I head to Austin. Previously, I lived...
October 1, 2022
There is no arguing about the benefit and importance of exercise for any stage of life, but during the menopausal transition, it can become even more important.  Research indicates that participating in regular exercise...
October 1, 2022
Our society encourages eating dinner in front of the television, snacking on the go to meetings and devouring until we’re too full. However, people today may not know that the practice of mindlessly eating...
October 1, 2022
In the world of Chinese medicine, physical and mental pain exist together. In fact, it’s difficult to completely separate the two.  The organs of the body are split between the yin and yang organs,...
October 1, 2022
Ingredients Greek Chicken & Marinade 2 pounds of fresh chicken breast sliced in half to make thinner 2 tbsp olive oil plus 1 tsp for cooking 3 tbsp lemon juice of one lemon 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp thyme 1 tsp kosher salt (use half...
October 1, 2022
Since 2005, you could say this has been Amy Nelson’s focus — the connection between one’s gut and brain. In a past life, Nelson was a nuclear chemist who wanted to change careers and...
October 1, 2022
How many times have you gone to the gym just to check the box?  You know you need to get it done, you know the routine is in place, you understand the benefits and...
October 1, 2022
I’ve practiced nearly 2,000 hours of Pilates since 2012, and I started teaching in 2014. Becoming a teacher trained my eyes and ears in a new way. Observing a wide range of clients’ moods,...
October 1, 2022
Strength training is a pretty straightforward modality — you lift challenging weights while focusing on progressive overload over time to make your body stronger. There is a science to programming and there are a...
October 1, 2022
Hello AFM! This month, our showcase of Austin’s mecca of fitness brought us to SoLa CrossFit, where you have a home for group fitness, personal training, and nutrition and recovery. This CrossFit gym encourages...
October 1, 2022
Yes, I really did run a full marathon without any training. I bet you’re thinking I had a pretty compelling reason to do this… right? Wrong. I’m just your local personal trainer who thought...
October 1, 2022
Did you know one of the next best ways to find love may not be through dating apps but rather at the gym?  Of course, using the gym only for finding romance can be...
October 1, 2022
Meet this month’s featured pet, Dustin — the most recent Austin FC Honorary Mascot! Dustin met so many FC fans this past Saturday and would be the perfect running or workout buddy for anyone...
October 1, 2022
What feels almost as good as crossing the finish line? Having a great photo of yourself to document your accomplishment! Scott Flathouse has become one of the most well-known sports photographers in the Austin...
October 1, 2022
Eating disorders are a complex mental health issue that presents differently in each case; the National Institute of Mental Health states that these disorders can affect not just mental health but can be life-threatening...
October 1, 2022
We hear the term “body positivity” all the time; it’s a beautiful concept, but what does it mean? Body positivity is only an idea until we put it into action. If we break down...
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