Tag: "recovery" Articles

Ambassador’s Corner: Dynamic Sports Medicine
July 1, 2022
Hey AFM readers! My name is Nikki Zahka, and I’m one of the newest AFM Ambassadors. This month we are highlighting a health and wellness spot close to my heart that was founded with...
Connecting with Nature and the Outdoors in Addiction Recovery
June 24, 2022
Boy, that Henry Thoreau was really onto something, wasn’t he? His landmark work “Walden” is a love letter to nature, solitude and self-reflection that inspired a whole generation of thinkers, transcendentalists, meditation enthusiasts and,...
Experiencing Summer During Recovery
May 11, 2022
Summer is here, and it’s only a matter of time until we’re slathering on the sunscreen and packing our suitcases and coolers; but what will be packing them with? If the first (or any)...
How to Keep a Proper Fitness Routine in Recovery
April 17, 2022
Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a mental AND physical pursuit. The brain and the body are connected, especially when it comes to rewards systems, tolerance, cravings, withdrawal symptoms and other factors that...
How to Recover From Addiction With a Pet
March 10, 2022
Think of your worst possible day—not for too long, but just think about what it might look like for a second. Had enough? Now think about that day, but picture your pet being there...
Recovery From Surgery: Everything You Wanted to Know But Didn’t Ask
February 17, 2022
Regardless of whether or not the surgery is planned, if you are having surgery, you may be interested in learning how you can heal and return to work and the gym faster. Overall, recovering...
How to Support a Sober Spouse or Romantic Partner
February 14, 2022
Recovery is… a lot. There’s no question that it takes time, energy, commitment, focus and discipline, which can all be hard to marshal in difficult circumstances. This is true for both those who are...
10 Benefits of Rolling Muscles
February 11, 2022
In today’s world, we are reimagining our fitness routines to bring positive change, feel good in our bodies and reach further with new fitness goals. Maybe this means you have joined a boot camp,...
3 Tips for Pursuing Recovery in the New Year
December 27, 2021
Every year as New Year’s Eve comes around, we tell ourselves we’re going to do “all the things.” Everything that’s good is in, everything that’s bad is out and we are going to be...
Shine Bright Like an All-Star: Photobiomodulation for Athletes
November 9, 2021
Athletes all around the world are constantly on the hunt for the right tools to increase their athletic performance.  It is obvious that the best athletes can no longer dominate their sports with simple...
The Science behind Contrast Hydrotherapy
November 1, 2021
Contrast therapy has many benefits for recovery and the body in general. But did you know that it has been scientifically proven to boost your mood and decrease the symptoms of depression? I’m going...
5 Massage Myths Debunked
October 1, 2021
Manual therapies are considered some of the oldest wellness practices — the use of one’s hands as the medical or wellness tool dates back to as early as 400 B.C. in Europe. By definition,...
Best Supplements for Recovery
September 25, 2021
Spending time outdoors is one of the most well-rounded ways to have fun and be healthy. However, doing activities outdoors can also be some of the most draining for our bodies. Everything from heat...
Nature and Nurture: A Guide to Sober Camping
September 12, 2021
Camping season is in full swing, and thousands of Austinites are escaping the concrete confines of Bat City to get closer to … bats … and other types of nature. For those who are...
Ambassador’s Corner: Castle Hill Fitness
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...
Highlines and High Hopes
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...
Turning Back the Clock: Taking Care of Your Overall Health in Addiction Recovery
August 28, 2021
Addiction is among the leading public health crises facing the United States. Drug overdose puts millions of Americans within millimeters of death, killing over 81,000 Americans in 2020 alone, and alcohol kills over 95,000...
Recover Like a Champ
August 1, 2021
Recovery from training, exercise and sports has increasingly become recognized as one of the most important aspects of performance and overall wellness. It is widely known that without proper recovery, performance will not only not...
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