Hundreds of human gorillas will be hitting the racecourse at Camp Mabry for the sixth annual Austin Gorilla Run, starting at 9 a.m., January 30. The gorilla-costumed participants can partake in the 5K course, and this year’s event will also include a costume contest, a new banana suit category and a spectacular post-race Silverback After Party at Camp Mabry.
Most people probably didn’t eat as healthily as they would have liked to over the holidays. Despite best efforts, people still found themselves confronted by temptation, compromising daily dietary habits. In an effort to help people begin the new year with a healthy start, Soma Vida will host a cleansing event led by Austin-based health coach and cleanse facilitator Kris Hostikka, beginning at noon on January 23. Hostikka is also offering 15 Natural Awakenings readers an early bird special if they sign up by January 9.
According to a 2007 survey of over 3,000 people conducted by British psychologist Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol, 88 percent of all New Year’s resolutions end in failure. It may be difficult to figure out why, but in order to change habits, one needs to change the brain. There is a biological mechanism that repels people from change.