There is not a cut and dry answer for running during pregnancy as there are quite a few factors that go into whether it is not only an effective form of exercise, but more importantly a safe one. Everyone and each pregnancy is different, and therefore, it is honestly a case by case scenario when determining whether or not to pound the pavement.
There are a few absolute givens that do not change across the board.
1. Consult your physician. This so often becomes the precursory, safety blanket for any exercise professional dealing with prenatal women, but I don’t say it […]
Diastasis Recti is the thinning of the tissue, the linea alba, between the right and left rectus abdominis, causing them to separate. It occurs most commonly in pregnancy because of the inevitable pressure placed on the linea alba in turn weakening it and creating space between the muscles.
Factors that increases the likelihood of diastasis recti:
Incorrect abdominal exercises and posture
40 years or older
There are different types of separation seen in the image below.
Testing for diastasis recti is a relatively simple procedure, but there are a few common misconceptions. One of the biggest things is that you want […]
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The solution is simple really; stop shoveling so much food into my face. Well obviously. But seriously, how do I ACTUALLY do this because I can’t […]
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As women, it seems like the deck is stacked against us when it comes to our stomachs…everything from the Mama pooch, to bloat, to love handles, you name it. Kinda feels like we can’t win huh? Well, I would like to argue that we aren’t […]
Calling all my ladies. Listen up because this stuff is important. I am trying to do you a solid by letting you know the most common mistakes I see women making when it comes to exercise. I am guessing you make at least one of these…am I right?
Alright, let’s not mess around and just get down to the nitty gritty.
Doing excessive amounts of cardio: I don’t hate cardio. I am not a naysayer because there is just something about getting your heart rate up that makes for a satisfying workout. Plus, it is beneficial for overall functional […]