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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!


Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Training in the summer heat means taking some extra precautions to make sure your body does not overheat. If your goal is a marathon, a 5K, or a weekend fun run, here are some tips to keep you cool—and make your training more successful.

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.

Managing Achilles Tendon Injuries

Managing Achilles Tendon Injuries

Why are Achilles Tendon injuries so prevalent—and so painful? Thomas Michaud, DC turns the spotlight on this most vital part of an athlete’s anatomy and advises how to avoid injuring it—and the fastest way to recover.

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.


Key Training Principles for the First Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Key Training Principles for the First Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Continuing to improve your form during your first build-up period will ensure that you will be well-prepared for the second build-up period—and give you the best chance of reaching your full potential in your marathon. I also have included information on the signs of overtraining.

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 long runs as well.

Would You Like To Run Better? Relax!

Would You Like To Run Better? Relax!

Being relaxed from the inside out is the basic key to running with joy and staying injury-free. I invite you to use relaxation as one of the tools to fine-tune your running style.

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.


Enjoy Your Summertime Fitness: Part II—Proper Hydration and Summer Nutrition

Enjoy Your Summertime Fitness: Part II—Proper Hydration and Summer Nutrition

Summer is the time for delicious new nutritional treats that can help you achieve optimum fitness. Plus, knowing how to stay healthy and stress free while you exercise during the hottest time of the year can make your fitness routine even more effective & fun.

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.

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.