Author Archives: Julie King

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

Need to Lose Weight – Now What?

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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

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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