Author Archives: Julie King

Tips for Running in the Heat



Summertime brings us outside, where we are free to escape the gym for a bit and enjoy fresh air and new sights. And outdoor running can be invigorating and motivating if you are near some beautiful scenery. However, the summer elements require a bit of preparation, from applying sunscreen, to staying hydrated, to avoiding poison ivy. » Read Full Story

Technology for Better Results



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



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

Need to Lose Weight – Now What?



Where to start with a weight loss program can be a challenge with the tremendous overload of diets, exercise plans, supplements and conflicting information available. It can be confusing to determine which regimen will work the best for you. However, there are a few constants when it comes to losing weight, no matter what plan you are on.

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How Runners Can Take Care of Their Muscles


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



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