Author Archives: Julie King

How to Get Bikini-Body Ready for Summer

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With warmer temperatures finally here, it’s time to get near a pool, lake or ocean to enjoy some outdoor fun. Although donning a swimsuit can be a source of stress for some women, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re swimming, boating or simply catching rays, here are some tips to implement immediately on how to get bikini-ready for summer:

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6 Ways Proper Nutrition Can Boost Your Weight Loss

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Losing weight is the result of a simple formula of expending more calories than you take in. But amidst all the various regimens, conflicting information and unrealistic promises about what works best, the actual process isn’t quite so simple – particularly when we are surrounded by food everywhere and typically lead sedentary lifestyles. It takes knowledge, discipline and patience to shed pounds.

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Technology for Better Results

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As technology is now prevalent in virtually everything we do, it’s no surprise that it is taking a bigger role in our exercise routines as well. With thousands of fitness apps, smartwatches, heart rate monitors, wearables and connected technology within fitness equipment, exercisers today have access to a plethora of information that can help them be more active, continue improving and enjoy results.

 

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

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Running is one of the most effective workouts, but also one very likely to cause injuries. Statistics indicate that as many as 82% of runners will be injured at some point during their running career. One of the main reasons is the high-impact nature of running that subjects the body to repetitive stress, with impact forces of 1.5 to 5 times an individual’s body weight. » Read Full Story

How Runners Can Take Care of Their Muscles

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With running participation in the United States growing 70% in the past decade, more people are reaping the many benefits of this great way to exercise. However, this jump in the number of runners also has led to more aches, pains and injuries that accompany this high-impact activity. Recreational and elite runners both are familiar with sore, tense muscles, nagging issues or common injuries such as shin splints, hamstring pulls or iliotbial band syndrome.

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How to Get Ready for Your First Marathon

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A marathon is a significant commitment that thousands of ambitious people undertake each year. As a marathon can be a grueling experience, making the decision to prepare for one is a milestone – whether it’s your first one or your 20th. For newbies, here are some valuable recommendations on how to get ready for your first marathon. » Read Full Story