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Running Gear for your postpartum journey

As a new mom, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Many veteran moms can probably remember the amazing feeling of becoming a mom, but still wanting to get back to ‘normal’ as quickly as they can, through slimming down and getting back into shape and returning to exercise.

What we’d like to say is be easy on yourself! You WILL get there, even if it seems to take forever. Weeks pass very quickly in the world of newborn babies and before you know it, your baby will be six months and you will be a different person to the one you were when your child entered the world.

Once you have been cleared by your doctor or specialist to exercise, you might be looking for ways to get back into shape and feel like yourself again. Running can be a great exercise to turn to, but we know how important it is to have the right gear to support your postpartum body.

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Why investing in the right gear is essential:

As every mom knows, the postpartum period is a time of physical change. After giving birth, your body needs time to heal and recover. Running too soon or without the proper gear (we’ve done both, trust us!) can put extra strain on your joints and muscles, and even lead to injury. We’d love to help you in your journey by giving you three reasons why investing in the right gear is crucial:

1. Support

Do you almost feel like you have a different body since your 9 months of pregnancy and giving birth? …Larger breasts, extra belly fat, and even your legs may look different too! Or course it makes sense that you might need extra support while you exercise in the first few months postpartum.

After giving birth, your body needs time to heal and recover. Running too soon or without the proper gear can put extra strain on your joints and muscles, leading to injury. Therefore, having the right running gear is essential to provide support where you need it most. For instance, a supportive sports bra can help prevent breast discomfort and provide support for your back and shoulders. Compression leggings can help support your pelvic floor and core muscles and reduce swelling in your legs.

2. Comfort

Returning to running or starting running as a beginner after child birth can feel uncomfortable.

Wearing the right gear to make you feel as comfortable as possible is one of our favourite tips! When you feel good, you’re more likely to have a better workout.

Quality, correctly fitting and supportive running shoes can hugely improve your running experience.  Look for jogging shoes that have adequate support to provide cushioning, reduce the impact on your joints, and prevent blisters.

3. Injury Prevention

Running can put a lot of strain on your body, especially if you’re still recovering from childbirth. Be kind to yourself, take it easy and prevent injuries. There’s so much we could say on this point, it needs it own post! But in short, running shoes with good traction can help prevent slips and falls, while compression leggings can help improve your body alignment and reduce the risk of injury.

Top Gear Picks for Postpartum Active Moms

Investing in the right gear can make a significant difference in your running experience as an active mom in your postpartum journey.  And who doesn’t love all the latest and greatest active gear that’s available on the market these days? However, there’s no need to rush out and buy yourself a complete wardrobe.

Here are some of our top picks of running gear essentials to consider:

1. Supportive sports bra

A supportive sports bra is a must-have for any postpartum active mom. Look for a bra that provides enough support for your breasts without compressing them too much. A bra that fits well will help support your back and shoulders and prevent breast discomfort.

2. Compression leggings

Compression leggings can help support your pelvic floor and core muscles while running. They can also improve circulation, reduce swelling, and provide extra support for your hips and knees. Look for leggings made from moisture-wicking fabric to help keep you dry and comfortable.

3. Running shoes with proper cushioning

Investing in a good pair of running shoes is essential for any runner, but it’s especially important for postpartum active moms. Look for shoes that provide adequate cushioning to reduce the impact on your joints. Proper fitting shoes can also help prevent blisters and other foot discomfort.

4. Breathable running top

A breathable running top can help keep you cool and comfortable during your runs. Look for a top that is made from moisture-wicking fabric to help keep you dry. A well-fitting top will prevent chafing and allow for a full range of motion.

Running can be a great way to get back into shape and boost your mental health as a postpartum active mom. But, it’s important to have the right gear to support your body and prevent injury. Our top gear picks are designed to provide support, comfort, and injury prevention. By following these tips and investing in the right gear, you’ll be on your way to achieving your postpartum fitness goals. Remember to be patient with yourself and listen to your body as you embark on this exciting postpartum fitness journey.

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