MARATHON-FUELING

How to Fuel if You Are Running a Marathon on Your Period

Getting your period during your marathon can be a performance enhancer. But the days leading up to your period can be a drag. Changing your fueling plan to include more sodium and carbohydrates can help keep Aunt Flo and her impending visit from ruining your race day, says registered sports dietitian Megan Robinson. She shares … Read more

two women running at dawn

How to Start Running: A Complete Guide for Beginner Runners

Learning how to start running can feel daunting. I make it simple with running tips for beginners that make running really as easy as putting on your shoes, and walking out the door. Most beginner runners should start with run-walk intervals and run every other day. Learn how to start running with my simple running … Read more

Lifting during pregnancy

Can You Lift Weights While Pregnant?

(Reviewed by Dr. Carrie Pagliano, DPT) Pregnant women with uncomplicated pregnancies can continue to lift weights. Most pregnant women will need to make modifications to do so. Lifting weights has many health benefits for the mother if they are able to continue this healthy habit. Much has changed in recent years around what pregnant woman … Read more

Whitney Heins running with a friend

How to Make Mom Friends

Being a mom can feel isolating this is why having “mom friends” is so important. Caitlin Riojas, LCSW-S, a clinical social worker, says you can find mom friends almost anywhere you spend time with your kids from school to the park. If you feel awkward introducing yourself to new moms, she says the best thing to do … Read more

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