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Can Breastfeeding Lead to Bone Injuries Postpartum in Runners?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to bone injuries postpartum, particularly if you breastfeed beyond 12 weeks and have a history of missed periods or bone loss. Experts advise postpartum runners to focus on getting in proper nutrition, gradually increasing training load, and listening to your body to avoid injuries running postpartum. Reviewed by Dr. Jessica … Read more

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16+ Best Arm Workouts for Runners

Exercise physiologist Todd Buckingham and research shows that a strong upper body can help runners perform better. One study found that that a weakness or lack of sufficient coordination in the upper body can lead to “less efficient movements, compensatory movement patterns, strain, overuse, and injury.” Get stronger with these arm workouts for runners! Something … Read more

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My Experience: Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Work?

I will be the first to admit it. I am a hypocrite when it comes to pelvic floor physical therapy. I recommend to all my athletes I coach, pregnant or postpartum, to see a pelvic floor physical therapist. I’ve interviewed pelvic floor physical therapists on my podcast and on my website. Yet, I had never … Read more

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