running / Women

Estrogen, Blood Clots and Marathon Running

Marathon running is getting popular! It has increased 40% over the past decade, with 2013 yielding 1100 marathons and 541,000 finishers (57% men, 43% women). I’ve written before in several blog posts about our research at both the Boston Marathon and NU Hartford Marathon. We’ve been pursuing a line of research looking at whether the combination of air travel … Continue reading

Health / running / Women

A Primer on Physical Activity During Pregnancy

I get asked lot of questions about exercise during pregnancy. Yes, I’m a woman, and I’m physically active, and I have 2 kids, so I’m probably a little biased as to the interest on this issue.  However, my instinct and experience tell me that this is a topic about which people have a lot of questions and relatively little information. … Continue reading

Exercise / Health / Women

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

UPDATE: Check out Hartford Marathon Foundation’s cross-post of this blog where Director Beth Shluger announces our exciting new Twitter “Ask the Experts” series! I can’t think of anything more exciting than writing the following: February 5 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! As a woman, and a mother, and a runner, I celebrate all the strong … Continue reading