Lately I haven’t had much to say about diastasis recti, mostly because almost 9 years after discovering mine, I find myself thinking less and less about my belly. Also, advice hasn't changed as much as you'd think it would. Despite all the well-meaning guidance circulating the web and inside clinical practices, we still don’t have … Continue reading Don’t Count on Exercise to Close Your Diastasis Recti
I first wrote about diastasis recti almost 4 years ago in a post with the oh so creative title What is Diastasis Recti? In the last 4 years, a plethora of fitness personalities have come out with programs promising to close your diastasis recti (DR), but the evidence base for how to do that or … Continue reading How Do You Know if You Have Diastasis Recti?
Recently I was at the pool with my three children and for the first time in my life a mom looked at me and asked, "Does it get easier?" This mom had two young children crawling all over her in the water. I was sitting on the edge of the pool with my feet in … Continue reading Persevere Through the Poop
The kegel is backed by solid evidence. Unfortunately, like all forms of exercise, kegels can’t help if we don’t actually do them. I’d wager most women who would benefit from kegels fall into the “I did them for a bit, but then stopped” category. That includes me. Although a daily kegel session takes maybe 2-5 … Continue reading Simplify the Kegel