Apart from the sort of injuries that can plague all runners – shin splints, black toenails, tendonitis – there are some health issues that are more prevalent in women runners, and some that are exclusively female.AcneWomen runners can be plagued
You put a lot of effort into your training, nutrition and race-day goals – don’t sabotage it by neglecting your toenails. Keep an eye on them and take action if you spot something amiss. “Most toenail problems are easily avoided,” says podiatrist Trevor Prior (premierpodiatry.com...
UAN:287 Article type:++add book link at top++ -- This is adapted from the book, Eat Smart, Play Hard, by RW USA Nutrition Editor Liz Applegate. Youll be happy to know that staying fit is good for both you and your baby. Obstetricians
I could have run forever. No matter how much time passes, I can still mentally put myself on that road. A perfect run on a perfect day. (From Joan Samuelsons Running for Women.)Okay, so youre not an Olympic champion like Joan Benoit Samuelson
with women athletes achieving lifetime bests, despite having recently had children. So what about us lesser mortals? Can we expect to see our running performances improve after nine months of pregnancy? We spoke to three ordinary women whose fitness gains
minutes whenever I trained.It was summer and we took a trip to the South of France to stay with my sister. She thought I was mad to be running in my condition. One evening, a doctor came round for an aperitif. I was all but internally examined
Q I gave birth nine weeks ago, and before this I was running up to eight miles every day. I went for my first run the other day and felt dreadful. I want to run a 10K in a couple of months, before tackling a half-marathon in the autumn. Im worried, though, that I wont get ...
blood pressure is excellent, I have no foot or hand swelling, and my baby is healthy. My advice is just to go with how you feel, and remember that you may not be able to do what you could. – LozFI had my first child in August 2005. On the basis that I
, but this can backfire in a marathon. Women seem perfectly content to find a comfort zone and stay there. This makes them ideally suited for the marathon the ultimate keep-your-cool and keep-your-pace distance. So why not be bold and set your sights on a
in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Danish researchers studied the sports and leisure-time activities of 5,749 healthy pregnant women in the first and early second trimesters of their pregnancies. They discovered that physical activity during
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