September 2021: The Outdoors Issue

Read about a local organization that is using slacklines to heal others, a Facebook group that is breaking down barriers in the outdoor fitness industry, all that the outside world has to offer and more — all right here in our Outdoors issue.

 
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From The September 2021 Issue

September 1, 2021
Lying horizontally in my chair, I hear the amazing whisper of the trees. I can sense them towering above me, grounded in strength and branching in protection. I imagine the view of sunlight streaming...
September 1, 2021
Endocrine disorders are very common issues for women, which are often closely related to stress, diet, work and rest. It is believed that hyperinsulinemia is related to increased androgen levels, as well as obesity...
September 1, 2021
Tailgating is an American tradition. The events create an exciting atmosphere that paves the way for the upcoming sporting event. Of course, these pre-game events are not just about the sport — they also...
September 1, 2021
Some of y’all never took a Home Depot bucket, your mom’s good wooden spoon and your boredom outside to gather a bunch of leaves and twigs and berries from your neighbors’ yards to make...
September 1, 2021
This Ambassador corner reviews a recovery session that you are overdue for and need in your life. It is important whether you’re settling into a back-to-school routine with the family, absorbing the everyday stressors...
September 1, 2021
With summer coming to an end and school starting back up, it’s time to #OptOutside and enjoy the last few weeks of Austin’s summer before cooler temperatures start to creep back into Texas. Plus,...
September 1, 2021
Everyone knows that when you work up a sweat, you have to drink water to rehydrate your body. What you may not know, however, is that you also need to replenish lost electrolytes. Electrolytes...
September 1, 2021
Vitamin D is an essential ingredient needed for our bodies to function properly. You probably already know that you can get it from the sun, citrus fruits and supplements, but what does vitamin D...
September 1, 2021
Even though summer may be coming to a close, Austinites won’t be heading inside any time soon. With cooler temps on the way, we’re still going to be spending most of our available time...
September 1, 2021
One aspect that I love about this collaboration with AFM is that it has allowed me to reconnect with so many wonderful people that I have had the privilege to know and work with...
September 1, 2021
With low-hanging clouds and a summer shower looming overhead, the day’s group calmly works to secure the highline from both ends. Today, it’s a casual gathering of friends and new faces, all people who...
September 1, 2021
There are few things that are as uplifting as getting into the great outdoors. However, if you’re a diehard gym rat preparing for a camping trip, you might be wondering, “What about my workout?”  ...
September 1, 2021
The market is flooded with books and classes claiming “breathwork” can help with mental health, anxiety and even pain. But are experts convinced? Breathwork practitioners report surges in interest, YouTube and Instagram stories are...
September 1, 2021
Texas heat is no joke. With temperatures ranging from 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, the risk of a heat stroke rises exponentially. Although common, heat stroke should not to be taken lightly...
September 1, 2021
For me, it is a comforting feeling. There is nothing around you but nature, while the smell of adventure wafts from every direction. On my very first backpacking trip, I was introduced to something...
September 1, 2021
It’s a calm day on the lake and the water looks like glass all around her. There are people paddle boarding, kayaking and enjoying the water — but something is off. “Why am I...
September 1, 2021
The pandemic has changed the way we perceive and access healthcare. With over 4 million deaths worldwide, COVID-19 has created a collective concern for hygiene and safety — and that includes medical practices. It...
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