September 2012: Mind & Body Issue

This September, hear from some of the top athletes in endurance sports. First, read about a world-famous freediver, then learn the ins and outs of the ultramarathon with Dane Rauschenberg. Plus, more tips on training your best to be your best.

 
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From The September 2012 Issue

March 1, 2020
Enjoying sports and an active lifestyle motivates us to stay healthy and prevent injuries, if possible. Knee injuries such as injuring the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating to many athletes and fitness...
September 27, 2012
Our toddlers are nothing if not energetic. Unlike so many adults, our little ones don’t have to push themselves to be active. Instead, we have to urge them to occasional moments of relative inactivity....
September 25, 2012
Breast hypertrophy (excessive breast tissue) is a fairly common problem that affects one physically, mentally, and emotionally. As both women and men develop breast buds, they are affected by the amount of estrogen production...
September 24, 2012
That doesn’t sound like a very catchy song title, does it? In 1981, Olivia Newton-John came out with a hit song called (Let’s Get) Physical, but she never got around to our version. How...
September 24, 2012
We at AFM really look forward to our bi-monthly AFM Field Trips; every two weeks, the staff gets to try a new workout/training/exercise location. We love getting out in the community and sampling all...
September 22, 2012
Can you stand on one foot for 15 seconds with your eyes closed?  Before you answer, try it.  Surprised at your results?  After age 25, our sense of balance slowly begins to decline. When...
September 19, 2012
It’s like the age-old question, “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” AFM looked for mentally engaging facts about how the mind and body work together (or against each other) to create fitness.
September 10, 2012
Our issue this month focuses on the mind and the body. And because each of us has a very personal connection with these two, one would speculate that we should have a reasonable understanding...
September 5, 2012
Ask any professional athlete whether he or she gets nervous before a competition, match, or race and all will say the same thing: “Yes; no matter how long you have been in the sport,...
September 5, 2012
In 1984, the world was introduced to the TED conference. “TED” is an acronym for “Technology, Entertainment, and Design,” and the TED conference was designed to bring people from these three fields together to...
September 5, 2012
1913 Year Stotti Georghios swam 200 feet below the surface to retrieve an anchor and became the first recorded freediver 100 Number of meters (328 feet) freediver William Trubridge plunged without aid, setting a...
September 5, 2012
Deep in the ocean, hundreds of feet below the surface, Tanya Streeter is in her element. She wears a skin-tight, silver body suit over her tall 5-foot 7-inch frame and a mono fin that...
September 5, 2012
Our issue this month focuses on the mind and the body. And because each of us has a very personal connection with these two, one would speculate that we should have a reasonable understanding...
September 5, 2012
Our toddlers are nothing if not energetic. Unlike so many adults, our little ones don’t have to push themselves to be active. Instead, we have to urge them to occasional moments of relative inactivity....
September 5, 2012
Ask any professional athlete whether he or she gets nervous before a competition, match, or race and all will say the same thing: “Yes; no matter how long you have been in the sport,...
September 5, 2012
There’s so much information bombarding us each day, and that makes it hard to stay focused and yet find a way to relax our minds. AFM has opened up this Mind & Body Guide for a...
September 5, 2012
The setting: 1979, in a middle school gym with hazy morning sunshine streaming in through windows high above the bleachers, fans straining to keep the Texas summer heat at bay. I, along with dozens...
September 5, 2012
While the days may feel more like summer right now, it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the fall racing season. And for those Austin folks who love distance road running, fall...
September 5, 2012
Okay, so I have probably spoken about my track workouts with each column of late but each session has had something to do with my renewed love affair with track meets and sprinting. This...
September 5, 2012
Mermaids have captivated human imagination for centuries. All sea-faring cultures have mermaid tales—stories of beautiful women, half fish, half human, who live in the sea. While modern science has debunked the myth of the...
September 5, 2012
Old School Video Jacques Anquetil was a renowned French cyclist during the '50s and '60s. He was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times. Scan the QR code to see...
September 5, 2012
That doesn’t sound like a very catchy song title, does it? In 1981, Olivia Newton-John came out with a hit song called (Let’s Get) Physical, but she never got around to our version. How...
September 5, 2012
As we put this, our “Mind/Body” issue, together I kept thinking of that old bumper sticker: “If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” A mildly amusing phrase, but true of so many situations. You...
September 5, 2012
There is a Latin saying: “Mens sana in corpore sano”—a sound mind in a healthy body. This is true. But the reverse applies just as well when it comes to training and racing; your...
September 5, 2012
For a long time, everyone has known that exercising as you age keeps your body as youthful, strong, and healthy as possible, but what about cognitive function? Is there something you can do to...
September 5, 2012
Many of us fitness-crazed adults have surely been on the receiving end of some mixture of astonishment, confusion, intrigue, befuddlement, skepticism, and judgment from friends and family members who question what would ever possess...
September 5, 2012
Roasted chickpeas are a healthy way to add crunch and nutrition to salads. They are also great served as an appetizer. For this recipe, try using a mandolin to cut the vegetables thinly. What...
September 5, 2012
The North Face named Bicycle Sports Shop of Austin, TX the winner of The North Face Never Stop Exploring Award. The award, a $5,000 grant of the Explore Fund, recognizes a specialty dealer that...
September 5, 2012
Withings Body Scale Where to Find It: Best Buy, Withings.com, amazon.com Product Cost: $165 The digital scale tracks your weight, body fat/lean mass, and BMI by connecting to your Withings account (setting up your online account...
September 5, 2012
It’s 5:45 a.m. and I’ve already hit snooze once. I slowly fumble out of bed. Boudreaux, my yellow Lab, barely raises his head off his pillow to acknowledge my presence—even he thinks it’s too...
September 5, 2012
Can you stand on one foot for 15 seconds with your eyes closed?  Before you answer, try it.  Surprised at your results?  After age 25, our sense of balance slowly begins to decline. When...
September 5, 2012
We at AFM really look forward to our bi-monthly AFM Field Trips; every two weeks, the staff gets to try a new workout/training/exercise location. We love getting out in the community and sampling all...
September 5, 2012
Dane Rauschenberg is an accomplished runner and author. Rauschenberg is perhaps best known for running a certified marathon every weekend in 2006 as part of a fundraiser called “Fiddy2,” which benefitted the Mobile, Alabama,...
September 5, 2012
Breast hypertrophy (excessive breast tissue) is a fairly common problem that affects one physically, mentally, and emotionally. As both women and men develop breast buds, they are affected by the amount of estrogen production...
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