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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!

How to Convert Nervousness Into Top Performance

How to Convert Nervousness Into Top Performance

Your final days before the marathon have arrived. Some nervousness might set in. But you can harness this nervousness and use it to your race day advantage. Here are some of Uta’s methods for turning your pre-race anxieties into mental and physical strengths.

Uta’s Summer Greeting from Berlin for Joy and Success in All Your Fitness Endeavors

Uta’s Summer Greeting from Berlin for Joy and Success in All Your Fitness Endeavors

With summer here, Uta is back in Berlin and hopes to see many of you at the exciting upcoming events in Berlin and beyond. She hopes your training is going well, you are handling the hot days, and looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones during so many great athletic events.

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.

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.

Tapering: Maximizing the Remaining Weeks of Training Before Your Marathon

Tapering: Maximizing the Remaining Weeks of Training Before Your Marathon

You are finally in your “tapering” period and counting down to the marathon. It is time now to build your “cool focus” by running shorter distances faster. Tapering allows your body and mind to recover properly so that you are the best you can be on YOUR Marathon Day.

Training Advice for the Second Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Training Advice for the Second Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

You are almost there—and the upcoming weeks are important in determining how well you run in your race. I hope you can stay focused and take advantage of your training during this second build-up period, with the highest mileage and your longest runs, so you can be best prepared for your marathon.

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.

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.

Nutrition: Healthier Food Choices

Nutrition: Healthier Food Choices

This article examines how you can make healthier food choices—from salads to snacks. To help you better understand why some foods are healthier than others, we include nutrition information as well as tips and personal recipes from the kitchens of the Take The Magic Step® team.

When I Started Running: Lasting Lessons, Chasing Dreams, and Fond Memories

When I Started Running: Lasting Lessons, Chasing Dreams, and Fond Memories

Remember, even champions once were beginners. Here I describe my early days in an awesome sport that has the advantage of keeping you fit without requiring much more than a pair of running shoes, somewhere to run… and a little love for it.