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Dear Friends,

Welcome to Take The Magic Step! On behalf of our entire team I wish so much that we could be right there beside YOU every day to help YOU on the road to better wellbeing.

The articles and other information in this “YOU” section are intended to do just that. They have been organized into three distinct groups—”Beginners,” “Athletes,” and “Families”—to make it easier for you to find the most relevant content and featured topics.

I wish you happiness and good health!

Truly yours,

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Beginners

Beginners

Are you looking for guidance to feel better, get healthier, or even change some aspect of your life? We offer valuable concepts to help you to get started – and keep progressing – on a new path to achieving your fitness and health goals!

Take Advantage of Safe Running in the Cold Winter Months

Take Advantage of Safe Running in the Cold Winter Months

Maintaining a running program through the coldest times of the year can be difficult, but Uta illustrates the kind of “wintry behaviors” necessary to make it safe and rewarding.

Uta’s Yoga and Stabilization Guide for a Better Running Technique

Uta’s Yoga and Stabilization Guide for a Better Running Technique

Runners, especially, can benefit from a well-balanced yoga and stabilization program. Uta suggests effective combinations of poses and exercises that have helped her gain the flexibility and balance that can lead to a better running technique for everyone.

How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

Running injuries can be devastating, but learning to focus mentally can speed up the healing process. Uta explains how the forced break from running can actually provide future benefits.

Athletes

Athletes

Explore ways to improve performance by reading articles about inspiration, nutrition, and training routines written by Uta and associated coaches and fitness experts. You will also find ideas that can help you minimize and recover from sports-related injuries.

The Best Ways to Recover after a Marathon

The Best Ways to Recover after a Marathon

In the days and weeks after your marathon, follow well-tested recovery guidelines to allow your body a full and healthy recovery. In this “DIE WELT” column I share tips on how to get quickly back to running after your race.

An On-The-Run Checklist for Your Running Technique

An On-The-Run Checklist for Your Running Technique

Uta’s on-the-run checklist includes key points to help you to keep a proper running technique. You can use it while working out to ensure your body is aligned and you develop your own unique style to get the most enjoyment out of your running.

Periods of Training for Your Marathon Preparation and Distance Progression for Your Long Runs

Periods of Training for Your Marathon Preparation and Distance Progression for Your Long Runs

By following the principles of training you will not only enjoy your progress more, you will give yourself a better chance of achieving a good result in your marathon. Please, plan a proper distance progression for your as well.

Families

Families

Helping your family get healthier may be the greatest gift you can give them. Leading by example and having the knowledge to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their daily lifestyle can be as fun and rewarding for you as it is beneficial for them.

Winter Squash: No Tricks, Just a Treat

Winter Squash: No Tricks, Just a Treat

Pumpkins are not just for carving into exciting faces that illuminate kids’ trick or treating at Halloween. Like other winter squash, pumpkins are nutritional marvels, rich in the beta-carotene our bodies can convert into Vitamin A.

Getting Your Children Excited about Running

Getting Your Children Excited about Running

Children naturally like to move and play. Running can be an activity that they can embrace and lead to a life of fitness and health. Uta shares her thoughts on how you can get your child excited about running.

Benefits of Exercise for Children

Benefits of Exercise for Children

Physical fitness, confidence, stronger self-esteem, more energy, and better memory are only some of the benefits that exercise can have on children—and they are surprisingly easy to achieve.