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Running while pregnant: Is it safe? 7 exercise tips during pregnancy

Many women continue to exercise during their pregnancy, including running while pregnant. Keeping up a daily exercise routine is a great way to improve your physical and mental health during pregnancy. Running as a form of exercise also has lots of benefits, from improving your heart health to boosting your mood.  Listening to your body …

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What is runner’s face? Causes + 10 prevention tips

Running has many physical and mental benefits, but every now and again something comes along in the running community that has runners stumped.  Runner’s face is exactly that. What the heck is it? You may have heard of the term over the years, probably from people who don’t actually run! Typically characterised by a gaunt …

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6 tips for successfully running with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses like diabetes, Crohn’s disease and asthma can have a huge impact on your life, but your diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to turn in your running shoes for good. There are many ways to keep successfully running with a chronic illness.  In 2018, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a chronic illness that …

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Top 6 female running and fitness bloggers to follow in 2021

There are so many inspiring female running and fitness bloggers out there that I thought it was about time I wrote a post to share my love for them. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that women are behind the huge increase in running and cycling in 2020. This is fantastic news for all the women …

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5 practicable tips to keep your running motivation during the pandemic

With face masks, social distancing, cancelled races and no Parkrun, it can be hard to keep your running motivation during the pandemic as we get used to the ‘new normal’.  If you’re struggling to keep your running motivation during the pandemic, then take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. Many runners will tell …

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How to start running again during lockdown

If you’re thinking of starting running again, then running during lockdown just might be the perfect time to start. But you may be wondering how to start running again in today’s climate. While gyms and fitness studios are closed across the world, outdoor sports like running have seen a surge in popularity as people try to …

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How to get better at running without actually running 

You may be wondering how to get better at running without pounding the pavement each week. When I first started running, all I focus on was running. It didn’t occur to me that other forms of exercise and different modes of training could actually help me become a better runner. Like many runners, I was …

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Benefits of foam rolling: How to foam roll properly as a runner

There are so many benefits of foam rolling, especially for runners who regularly experience tight or sore muscles after a long run. But how do you foam roll properly? Many runners think foam rolling is just for injured muscle rehab. This is a common mistake and one that could be holding you back. Foam rolling …

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Strength exercises for runners: 7 exercises to do everyday + 3 bonus workouts

If you’re stuck at home but would like to keep up with your strength training routine, the good news is there are many exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. In this guide we’ll look at 7 exercises to do everyday either as home or in the gym. In order …

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