Corporate Health Coach; Certificate in Wellness Coaching
USA Triathlon Certified Coach & NASM Certified Personal Trainer
M.S. Exercise Science w/specialization in Health Promotion
Past writer, AXS, CBS Chicago, Demand Media
Writing Background: Health, Triathlon, Local events

About Ken Johnson

Kenneth (Ken) Johnson MS, MBA, is a freelance writer who has written on topics ranging from dreams of Ugandan college students, shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, MS-DOS tricks and tips, legal technology, triathlons and marathons, and Milwaukee/Kenosha/Chicago local events. His recent works have focused primarily on health, wellness, endurance sports, and local events for a variety of online content providers.

Johnson was the Chicago Wellness Examiner, Milwaukee Triathlon Examiner, and National Endurance Sports Examiner at for six years, before the site went offline in the summer of 2016. His work has also appeared in the the USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, Houston Chronical Online, CBS Chicago Local, LIVESTRONG.COM, and He has also authored internal research and content articles for a population health management services organization, as well as training materials for a variety of companies.

Johnson holds a M.S. in Exercise Science with a specialization in Health and Wellness Promotion, a M.B.A. with Marketing emphasis, and certificate in Wellness Coaching. He has been a USA Triathlon certified coach and National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer since 2003, and for ten years was a triathlon coach at the largest municipal fitness facility in the United States.

Johnson's writing makes complicated health and wellness information understandable to the everyday reader, and scientific training information accessible to the novice to intermediate athlete.

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The Wellness Universe

7 Easy Ways to Go Vegetarian Wellness Universe Blog

If you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian or vegan, whether because of religious, philosophical, or health reasons, it’s not always easy.

Especially if you’ve been a long-time meat eater. Making the switch all at once takes immense motivation and may fail. The trick? Become a vegetarian in steps. Here are some tips to help you along.

First, some definitions. There are several types of vegetarians:

3 Exercises Often Done Incorrectly and their Fixes Wellness Universe Blog

Three of the top body-weight exercises are the pushup, squats, and lunges.

All three of these can be hard work, particularly for the beginning exerciser. But if you do them incorrectly, all that demanding work is for naught. And you increase the chance of injury.

Listed below are some of the errors with pushups, squats, and lunges, and how you can fix your technique to avoid injury and get the most bang for the buck.


Heat Safety Awareness Day: Staying Safe in the Heat Wellness Universe Blog

Foods and Fluids:

  • Drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink; at that point, you’re already dehydrated. Note: if your doctor limits the amount of fluid you should drink, or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink during this hot weather.
  • Limit your intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages; these will dehydrate you.

5 Fascinating Facts About Meditation Wellness Universe Blog
You’re probably aware of how people use meditation for religious purposes and for stress relief. But, there are many other benefits of incorporating meditation into your lifestyle, and I’ll share a few of them below.

Shingles: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Wellness Universe Blog
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an outbreak of blisters by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). After getting over the chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the body. Doctors don’t know why the virus suddenly reactivates years later.

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