Healthy Living

Helpful Hints for Runners with Crohn’s or Colitis

Strengthen pelvic floor muscles

Susan notes that weak pelvic floor muscles may also be an instigator, and adds:  Simply put, gravity does not work in our favor, either. Reduced blood flow, dehydration, the physical jarring and jostling of running-along with gravity-become a recipe for disaster for many runners.” Susan’s helpful hintsare to make an appointment with your physician to find out what’s going on with you. Prior to the appointment, prepare a training log. Record mileage, pace and weather conditions. Include the onset of any symptoms. Speak with him/her about possible exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.