September 2013: The Mind/Body Issue

Inside the Mind/Body Issue is all about that physical and mental movement. Read about the ever-evolving Ricky Williams, how to stop comparing yourself to others, understanding hearing health and how one woman beat breast cancer through a love of cycling.

 
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From The September 2013 Issue

September 15, 2013
Frog Dog Productions in association with The Shang Bang Gang presents: STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris Directed by Danny Herman This good-natured comedy from Richard Harris chronicles several months in the life of a...
September 3, 2013
  I moved back to Austin after a two-year stint in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with my wife and two dogs.  While in Colorado, I was active in the coed soccer league and really enjoyed...
September 3, 2013
For a while now, I have been hearing about the benefits that calorie-restricted diets and fasting can have on health—particularly in regard to extending life span and reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes, and...
September 3, 2013
Pro athletes occasionally cite heightened nerves as an asset in competition, identifying experiences of manageable, naturally occurring anxiety under pressure as they play. Persistent and excessive anxiety, however, can have withering effects on any...
September 3, 2013
It’s easy to get caught up with how you look. We’ve all been there, looking in the mirror to check out our lines, curves, and muscles (those that are just now showing or those...
September 3, 2013
If you’re a music fan and a fitness enthusiast, there are a few things you should consider about tinnitus and your hearing health.
September 3, 2013
Marathon swimmer and record holder Lynne Cox has been a pioneer in conquering some of the coldest, most dangerous waters in the world, including the Bering Strait and, perhaps most impressively, the freezing waters...
September 3, 2013
This blog is for all the friends and families of injured athletes. Less than a week after my last injury, a good friend invited my best friend and me for a drink. My left...
September 3, 2013
Promote a happy, healthy body by giving yourself the spa treatment at home. Here are some Fit Finds selections that will help you make the mind/body connection in a positively pleasant fashion. Numi Organic...
September 3, 2013
Motion (or its lack thereof) was something that engaged both Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton and, in this age of obesity, is a topic that goes beyond the celestial to touch on our bodies…and,...
September 3, 2013
Austin is the gateway to the Texas Hill Country. Only ten miles southeast of downtown lies McKinney Falls State Park, the perfect Hill Country escape. Follow the lead of local MapMyFitness ambassador Mason Wheeless,...
September 3, 2013
Austin boxer Kenton Sippio-Cook is fighting in San Antonio this Monday, September 2. If you can’t make it to the fights, no problem—they’ll be on Fox Sports 1. Set your DVRs now, because you...
September 3, 2013
Following a healthy lifestyle is easier than you think
September 3, 2013
Who is Ricky Williams? If your first introduction to Williams came this August, then you know him as the new running back coach at the University of the Incarnate Word, the fourth largest private...
September 3, 2013
The makeup looks on the runway for Fall 2013 were much more wearable than in years past, and that makes them easier for you to replicate at home and wear on a daily basis....
September 3, 2013
In 2011, my employer introduced me to the Texas Mamma Jamma bike ride and I completed 45 miles for that year’s event. The ride supports local breast cancer services, and I met several cancer...
September 3, 2013
On August 25 and 26, 70-plus players, along with agents, coaches, scouts, and fans, converged on Dallas to be a part of the Pro Basketball Showcase. The event was a showcase for players looking for...
September 3, 2013
Circuit of The Americas today announced single-day ticket options for the upcoming 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Nov. 15-17. Individual tickets for Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s knock-out qualifying rounds, and Sunday’s Grand...
September 3, 2013
It's the most wonderful time of the year.  Football season is back, which means pre-game tailgating! There are hundreds of articles about how to host a tailgate party—what to bring, the food to eat,...
September 3, 2013
Strength training is absolutely appropriate for kids, starting around age 7. Whoa! Kids in the gym, lifting weights? That can’t be good for their little bodies, can it? My neighbors’ mechanics’ wife’s son’s babysitter...
September 3, 2013
What is it? A stroke is a disease that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. This lack of blood flow causes brain cells to die because they stop getting the oxygen...
September 3, 2013
When I was in school, I sat on the last row, just behind a girl who wore a small, pink ribbon in her hair every single day. My desk was directly in the center...
September 3, 2013
Upon warm-up, I was struck by the size of the course: Wide roads, towering buildings, and huge, illuminated billboards made the women's field and me look and feel tiny. On Saturday, jarring engine roars gave way to the whisper of carbon wheels and delicate clicking...
September 3, 2013
Extreme endurance races offer the chance for racers to experience an adventure, but danger is inherent to any real adventure. Extreme endurance races are growing in participation every year, but many people are concerned...
September 3, 2013
As we become more connected by technology, let’s not forget to unplug every once in awhile and take care of the mind/body connection that makes us who we are. In this year’s Mind/Body Guide,...
September 3, 2013
It is very rare in nature to find muscles that are vertical; the majority of muscles throughout the body either have a horizontal or diagonal orientation. This means that our functional, global movements are...
September 3, 2013
Are you looking for better health, more energy and less stress? Do you want to fight obesity, strengthen your core and restore your balance so you don’t slip and fall easily? The Z-Energy Wake Up Exercise...
September 3, 2013
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and having healthy, strong nails can often be overlooked. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your at-home manicures...
September 3, 2013
You’re an athlete. You love your sport. The people who encourage you and keep you going mean the world to you. Competing with other athletes or with your own record fuels your passion. Testing...
September 3, 2013
Assignment: “I’d like for you to float for an hour in a shallow tank of water that has about 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in it. Oh, and by the way, there will...
September 3, 2013
There's a news story that has recently gone viral about a female runner who was captured on film pooping in someone's yard…more than once! Like any normal suburban-dwelling, Whole Foods-eating fitness addict, my first...
September 3, 2013
With summer officially in the past and school back in session, it’s a safe assumption that for most kids, sand volleyball season is over. While these kids are probably missing the sand and casual...
September 3, 2013
In the open water swimming world, Lynne Cox is indisputably one of the sport’s greatest. Known for her record-setting feats in water temperatures in which most humans couldn’t survive—let alone swim—there are few people...
September 3, 2013
The inner cool associated with yoga does not, on the surface, seem to compliment the fiery power associated with competitive athletics. But combining these disciplines improves flexibility, increases focus, and prevents injury. Although the...
September 3, 2013
Summer is the perfect time for potato salad, and this month’s recipe is a delicious twist on the classic dish. Nutrition Calories: 160 Protein: 4 g Fat: 4.5 g Fiber: 3 g Cholesterol: 0...
September 3, 2013
What do you do when you’re a former elite athlete whose physical abilities are limited by chronic injuries? And how do you restore your inner peace after waging a battle with cancer? For Christine...
September 3, 2013
The Bullock Texas History Museum and Great Promise for American Indians announce a celebration of the first annual Texas American Indian Heritage Day on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. There will be public performances during...
September 3, 2013
Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month?  The third annual Stand Up for Safe Families Paddle Parade and Rally sheds light on this very serious issue in a manner that uses...
September 3, 2013
Austin is one of the best places in the world I know to engage in physical activity. We are lucky to have just as many choices in groups to join, forms of exercise, and...
September 3, 2013
Most triathletes and coaches track a wide variety of performance metrics to see progress in training: heart rate, paces, times, power, and so on. These are all good indicators of whether training is moving...
September 3, 2013
Heartbeat of Austin's Fitness Scene ACL BINGO The goings-on at outdoor festivals are almost as fun as the music. Play ACL Blackout Bingo—all squares must be covered to win. Book Bit From Nano Workouts:...
September 3, 2013
An in-depth explanation of sports psychology
September 3, 2013
LEFT and RIGHT Call it Cross Training: The right cerebral hemisphere directs movement on the left side of the body while the left cerebral hemisphere controls the corresponding functions for the right side. The...
September 3, 2013
Like hundreds (maybe thousands) of others late Sunday night, I couldn’t bring myself to shut down my computer. I was tired after a long day of travel; I knew I had a busy day...
September 3, 2013
Starting Friday, September 20, Hollywood star and premier American Le Mans Series driver Patrick Dempsey will be joining the exciting, action-packed weekend of events during the International SportsCar Weekend, featuring the American Le Mans...
September 1, 2013
It’s a brave new world for ACL goers, what with two weekends of outdoor music for the first time this year. In honor of the new format and the festival’s 12th year, we revived...
September 1, 2013
The latest Austin fitness event, the 2013 car2go Marathon Relay, featuring the Whole Foods Market Loop, is right around the corner. Runners are teaming up for this extraordinary charity run to show their support...
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