10 top tips to return to running after labour

Thinking of returning to running? Here are our top 10 tips for an effective return
  1. Consult with a women's health physiotherapist to get an internal assessment of your postpartum recovery, especially if you had a complicated delivery or have any health concerns.

  2. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your runs.

  3. Listen to your body and pay attention to any pain or discomfort.

  4. Incorporate strength training exercises, such as squats and lunges, to help support your joints and muscles.

  5. Wear the proper footwear and clothing to help prevent injuries and provide support. We recommend our revive postnatal leggings to keep you comfortable

  6. Stay hydrated and fuel your body with nutritious foods.

  7. Incorporate rest and recovery time into your training schedule. This is easier said than done as a postnatal mum with a up all night baby.

  8. Seek the guidance of a qualified personal trainer or running coach if you need help with form or are looking for a training plan.

  9. Find a supportive community, such as a running group or online forum, to share your experiences and get support.

  10. Remember to have fun and enjoy the journey!

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