Infographic. Guidance for medical, health and fitness professionals to support women in returning to running postnatally

Infographic. Guidance for medical, health and fitness professionals to support women in returning to running postnatally

Running is an increasingly popular form of physical activity with many women now continuing to run throughout their pregnancies. Consequently, many women may want to return to running or take this up as part of an active lifestyle following childbirth.

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Running is an increasingly popular form of physical activity with many women now continuing to run throughout their pregnancies. Consequently, many women may want to return to running or take this up as part of an active lifestyle following childbirth.

Profound physical and physiological changes accompany pregnancy, and subsequent tissue healing following childbirth is understood to take 4–6 months. These healing timescales should be considered to support a successful return to running postnatally.

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