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  • Does Running While Pregnant Shake the Baby? Uncovering the Truth

    Does Running While Pregnant Shake the Baby? Uncovering the Truth

    Does running while pregnant shake the baby? Let’s put this question to bed. No, running while pregnant does not shake the baby in the way that leads to shaken baby syndrome in the womb. This is because the fetus is protected by the amniotic sac filled with fluid. This is a widespread misconception that running…

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  • Can You Take Pre-Workout While Breastfeeding?

    Can You Take Pre-Workout While Breastfeeding?

    Most women know they shouldn’t be drinking gobs of caffeine while pregnant. However, can you take pre workout while breastfeeding? Yes, you can take pre workout supplement while breastfeeding—BUT not all are safe and the popular ingredients are not well-tested in nursing women. Nursing women need to be picky about their pre workout supplements! A…

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  • 5 Reasons to Use a Breastfeeding Calorie Calculator

    5 Reasons to Use a Breastfeeding Calorie Calculator

    A breastfeeding calorie calculator can ensure moms are getting enough nutrition to maintain milk supply and good health. Women who don’t get enough calories when breastfeeding may get sick, feel fatigued, or pass less nutrients to their babies. I don’t think there is a single postpartum woman who doesn’t want to lose weight after having…

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  • Running with Diastasis Recti: What to Know

    Running with Diastasis Recti: What to Know

    Despite what you may have read or heard, running with diastasis recti is not a big “no no.” In fact, running with diastasis recti is safe and usually does not cause pain. And you can rehab your diastasis recti while still running. This is something I personally worked on for the last few months. After…

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  • The Pros and Cons of Running and Menopause

    The Pros and Cons of Running and Menopause

    With side effects such as joint pain, hot flashes and iron deficiency, it may seem like running and menopause seem like they are at odds. The truth is, running can help minimize almost all menopausal symptoms. Here’s how to get over the hormonal hurdles and get started. Running and menopause is a subject I’m passionate…

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  • Hormone Relaxin and Running: What Every Mama Needs to Know

    Hormone Relaxin and Running: What Every Mama Needs to Know

    The hormone relaxin and running seem to be at odds but they don’t have to be. Relaxin makes women’s joints and muscles lax and unstable during pregnancy and postpartum (including for the duration of breastfeeding). But proper precautions such as core strength and running on smooth surfaces can minimize risk of injury. Read on to…

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  • 15 Best Earbuds for Running (+ 5 Under $50)

    15 Best Earbuds for Running (+ 5 Under $50)

    Part of what I love about running is listening to music. My happy place is running to a great pump-up song. And no one wants to mess around with earbuds that fall out, malfunction, or have poor sound quality. Enter my list of the 15 best earbuds for running including the best earbuds for running…

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  • Transform Your Postpartum Body with These 5 Ab Workouts

    Transform Your Postpartum Body with These 5 Ab Workouts

    Postpartum ab workouts can help you restrengthen your core postpartum. These 5 postpartum ab workouts are safe to perform after having a baby. Avoid doing exercises that cause pain, coning, doming, or bulging. Let me start this article by saying your postpartum body is beautiful and amazing. But I know the feeling of wanting your…

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  • Aerobic vs Anaerobic Running: What’s Best for Most Runners?

    Aerobic vs Anaerobic Running: What’s Best for Most Runners?

    Aerobic running means “with oxygen” and are characterized by continuous, easy running. Anaerobic means “without oxygen” and involves higher intensity running. Trained runners should include both types of workouts in their training. Read on to learn how and why.  Reviewed by exercise physiologist Todd Buckingham — Get out your notebooks, kids. You’re about to get…

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  • Can Drinking Beet Juice Boost Your Running Performance?

    Can Drinking Beet Juice Boost Your Running Performance?

    Studies indicate drinking beet juice can boost athletic performance. However, the research is mixed on beet juice for runners—showing that it may only be beneficial to untrained people or those performing at altitude. I speak with nutrition experts and look at the research to answer whether runners should drink beet juice. The bottom line? It’s…

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