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    Running Pregnant: The Heart Rate Myth

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. So during my first Pregnancy I was told to keep my heart rate in check when running, ensuring that I do not over do it and somehow harm the baby. Till this day I have concentrated on my heartrate and tried to monitor it closely while I exercise during pregnancy. But after some research the past few days, I have discovered it is actually a little different. The fact is, it is not…

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    The Perfect Run

    Since becoming a new mom I’ve found my time seems to escape me, or in other terms my time is just very much not my own anymore. I’m constantly focusing on everything that needs to be done, and the manner, time and circumstances it has to be done in for the picture in my head to work out the way I want it to. But every day it just does not go as planned and for a while now I’ve allowed that to largely influence my day, my planning and most of all my running. “Perfection s a virus, a tumor, a growth it infect the mind of the person…

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    Runners Recovery : Cryo Recovery

    As Runners we rarely accept anything that comes in the way of our training. We all know the famous fraise that runners always seem to utter the moment they’re told of an injury. ‘So Doc, When can I run again?’ There are numerous ways of running recovery ranging from personal methods through to expert. Two methods of recovery are the EBC Hydro Spa and The Vacumed machine. Both of which can be found at Cryo Recovery here in Pretoria run by Altie Clark. Cryo Recovery is a business specializing in Sports recovery and injury rehabilitation. The facility has two state of the art machines that focuses on reducing recovery time of…

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    Running and Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Facts

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running and Breastfeeding – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during postpartum. I’ve stopped using the term “Breast is best” and now rather refer to “ Fed is best” The reason for this is because I am grateful to be able to breastfeed my Baby as there are mothers out there that don’t have the opportunity to do the same for whatever reason. It can turn out to be a big disappointment for a mother when she is not able to breastfeed. Just know that you don’t…

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    Running and Breastfeeding: Baking a cake

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running and Breastfeeding – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during postpartum. The first few weeks of breastfeeding is quite the life changer – even if your husband it amazing and gets up everytime baby cries, that doesn’t actually mean anything when your the only one with the boobs. Its funny but the sleep deprivation becomes second nature after a while.  Breastfeeding has advantages for moms aswell! It may lower a woman’s risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. You can…