Author Archives: Julie King

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

Tips to Get the Best Results from Your Elliptical Workout

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If you have an elliptical at home, or use one at the gym, you’ve made a great choice in investing in your fitness. Ellipticals provide low-impact, total-body workouts that help you burn calories and tone up so you look and feel better. Plus, they offer significant variety so that you can change your workouts to maintain your motivation and continue experiencing results. » Read Full Story

How to Stay Motivated during Home Workouts

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Exercising at home is very convenient, but even so, sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated. Many distractions at home – housekeeping, kids, television and computers – all can hinder workouts. At the health club, in contrast, there are many pieces of equipment to choose from, different classes and personal trainers, which makes motivation to exercise come naturally – especially when you are surrounded by other exercisers.

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