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5 Tips for Running With Prolapse
We have compiled our top tips to help you run safely with prolapse.
Why does running with Prolapse cause strain?
Running is a high impact sport which requires support from your pelvic floor to minimise damage. Prolapse is a symptom of poor pelvic organ support in the body. This means running can cause incremental damage to the pelvic floor over time if it's not supported by other means.
EVB Sports 5 tips for running with prolapse
1. Reduce running speed
Increased running speed requires more pelvic floor activation. Therefore reducing running speed may lesson the impact of running on the pelvic floor particularly when the pelvic floor muscles aren’t working well (i.e. with prolapse).
2. Alternate running surfaces
Avoid constant running on hard surfaces such as roads and concrete pavements. Try to mix up running sessions to include softer running surfaces such as grass, gravel and sand. Water running is an excellent form of low impact running.
3. Avoid downhill running
Downhill running causes extra impact on the pelvic floor, when possible try to stay on flate ground.
4. Limit running distance
Running for longer causes more impact on your pelvic floor. Try to keep runs short and only do long distance occasionally.
5. Start Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy has proven time and time again to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. A pelvic health physio can assess individual cases and provide you with a personalised program.
Bonus: Use Support Shorts
If you follow the above 5 steps you will be limiting the damage running does to your pelvic health, but for true support of the pelvic floor we reccomend shorts like the EVB Boxer Briefs which physically support your pelvic floor.
What is EVB Sport and what does it do?
EVB sports was founded by Yvonne, who had suffered with leakage while out on a group run. She quickly ran home, while feeling confused, isolated and out of control. When she got home she realised there was millions of women with these same issues but nobody trying to solve it. EVB sport was born and has spent over €1 million to date on reasearch in helping women suffering from prolapse and leakage in high impact sports.Read more about Yvonnes story
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