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Should Pregnant Runners Go the Extra Mile?

That revelation has inspired pregnant athletes of all types, and has also raised questions, especially for runners and joggers. Running is one of the most common sports for recreational athletes, with more than 17 million Americans completing a running event in 2015. In honor of Global Running Day on June 7, Susan M. Joy, MD, co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Center in Sacramento, provides guidance for pregnant runners.

6 Fueling Tips for Pregnant Runners

Susan Joy, MD, co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Center in Sacramento, says that during a normal pregnancy it’s encouraged to keep up with your physical activity, including running—as long as it’s comfortable and you’re enjoying it.