RUN THROUGH PREGNANCY AND THE MENOPAUSE

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As long as you’ve had the go-ahead from your doc­tor, you can carry on en­joy­ing your train­ing and boost your health dur­ing these trans­for­ma­tive life stages

RAISE A PRODIGY

Ex­perts at the Univer­sity of Ken­tucky have re­ported that the off­spring of women who ran through­out their pregnancy de­vel­oped bet­ter stress re­sis­tance, faster me­tab­o­lism and im­proved in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity, even into adult­hood.

EX­ER­CISE IS THE KEY

Con­tin­u­ing or even start­ing to run as you ap­proach the menopause can sig­nif­i­cantly lower your chances of de­vel­op­ing meta­bolic syn­drome, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts from South Korea’s ge­netic epi­demi­o­logic sur­vey. The syn­drome can pre­dis­pose suf­fer­ers to heart dis­ease and di­a­betes, but women who are reg­u­larly ac­tive have a sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced risk of de­vel­op­ing it.

KEEP TRIM

Ex­ces­sive ma­ter­nal weight gain can put you at risk of ges­ta­tional di­a­betes, but run­ning reg­u­larly as you em­brace your bump can al­le­vi­ate the risk. Re­search from Vir­gen de la Luz Hos­pi­tal found moth­ers who ex­er­cised were on av­er­age a kilo­gram lighter than their non-run­ning coun­ter­parts, even if they didn’t start train­ing un­til their sec­ond trimester.

DON’T SLOW DOWN

Ex­er­cis­ing through the menopause helps to keep you trim and in tip-top con­di­tion for life-long run­ning, Amer­i­can sci­en­tists have proven. Univer­sity of Mis­souri health ex­perts have com­pleted a study to de­ter­mine the ef­fects of ex­er­cise on main­tain­ing a healthy me­tab­o­lism, which can help re­duce fat tis­sue and nor­malise in­sulin lev­els.

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