You want to lose weight. But you’re a busy mom, so you turned to running—it’s quick, intense and burns a lot of calories. The pounds will just fall off, right?

Well, not exactly. Let me let you in on a little secret: running alone isn’t the silver bullet to losing weight. Running needs to be combined with cross training and proper nutrition to be an effective weight loss tool. Read more about the runner’s diet. If you like a one-stop-shop use our workout programs that combine running & toning.

Jogging is a good for your heart and increasing endurance. Interval running—think picking up your pace for a specific amount of time—will increase your maximum oxygen intake. And toning will, as the name implies, tone your muscles and allow you to burn calories long after your workout is over. Put them together, and you’ll reach your weight loss goal.

Whether you’re simply trying to prevent injury, or you need to treat an existing one, here are some tips for preventing or treating plantar fasciitis, shin splints and IT band syndrome:

Prevent common running injuries

10 tips to keep you and your baby safe when running while pregnant. #1 – An hour before exercise, eat a snack with complex carbs, protein and a little fat. Drink about a cup (eight ounces) of water for every 15 minutes of exercise.

Running during pregnancy

Starting running too soon can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor, PF. Think of it as a hammock that holds your bladder and reproductive organs in and attaches to the front and back of your pelvis, its primary job is to hold everything “in”. These muscles work all day long. 24/7. They work in conjunction with the TA to stabilize the core. Any insufficiencies in these muscles can cause pain, incontinence and altered movement.

Running & your pelvic floor

Running with Diastasis Recti

The Best Type of Cardio

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