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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!

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.

Cold Autumn Weather? Good Reasons to Run Anyway

Cold Autumn Weather? Good Reasons to Run Anyway

In this “DIE WELT” column I share with you the beauty of running in the fall and how to make the most of your training no matter what the weather throws your way.

Uta’s Late Summer Greeting 2019

Uta’s Late Summer Greeting 2019

Uta hopes everyone is having a healthy and joyous summer as she updates all her Take The Magic Step friends. Currently enjoying the beauty of Colorado and her running and writing, Uta soon heads to Berlin in her role as fitness and running expert for the exciting and highly anticipated Berlin Marathon.

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.

In Just 5K You, Too, Can Become a Runner!

In Just 5K You, Too, Can Become a Runner!

One of the most wonderful things you can do for your wellness is decide to run a 5K, especially a fun run. You can start your training very gently, step-by-step, but soon you will notice better cardio, muscle strength, and energy levels.

Eating Organic Without Going Broke

Eating Organic Without Going Broke

Focusing on seasonal organic foods can make cooking and menu planning a pleasant adventure, as well as improving your health. Find out which conventionally-grown foods have the most pesticide residue—and how to replace them with organic.