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3 Tips for Exercising with Autoimmune Disease

Today was Monday, and I was actually looking forward to my first workout of the week. But it turns out that today was a rest day. I didn’t know it would be, but my body did, and I’m learning to listen to it. You see, I’m finally on a decent health streak. I’ve been exercising

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How to Safely do Crunches when you have Diastasis Recti

The first time I ever blogged about diastasis recti, I could have sworn to you that I would never do a typical crunch exercise again. With all the work I have put into closing my abdominal gap with the MuTu System, I wasn’t about to muck it all up with crunches. But a funny thing

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Fix Diastasis Recti – 5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW

How can I safely fix diastasis recti with exercise? Can I really close my gap without surgery? What if it’s been years since I had a baby? These are just some of the questions I get on a regular basis from readers about diastasis recti. Wendy Powell from MuTu System, always generous with her time

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How do you become comfortable in your own skin?

Earlier this year I had surgery to help with some of my pain issues. And while I felt better for a few months (after suffering through recovery), much of the pain I was struggling with before has returned. And I’m realizing that my wiring, the way I approach fitness and body image, absolutely has to

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5 Mom Posture Tips (for your tummy and pelvic floor)

I used to have horrible mom posture. My head entered the room before my body did. My butt was tucked under, and I was almost bent in half most of the time. Bad posture was literally a pain in the neck. And head, and back, and hips… Nothing I tried helped much. I just couldn’t

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Diastasis Recti Exercises That Work

As moms, we can be hard on ourselves, can’t we? Just think of the last time you referred to yourself as not enough. Not skinny enough, not tough enough, not _____ enough. (Fill in the blank.) So when we decide to take our health in our hands, to lose the baby weight, to get strong, to

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Why I Run

The purpose of running has changed for me many times over my lifetime.  As a child, running was simply a way to get somewhere faster.  I see this in my children now.  Why walk when you can run? As I became involved in sports, running was part of the game.  I never had to think

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