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Help! Stretch marks from running?

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qumquat Sun 26-Jun-11 16:47:42

I've recently discover stretch marks over the sides of my hips, my upper thighs, and they are now spreading onto my stomach. I don't have any DCs yet and my weight hasn't changed dramatically in either direction. The only thing I have changed recently is that I have started running - could the running be causing the stretch marks?

Can anyone offer me any advice for how to stop any more developing?

Many thanks!

staggerlee Sun 26-Jun-11 18:23:50

Hi qumquat, your weight might not have changed but you could be developing muscle causing the skin to stretch? I just know that my brother got them when he started going to the gym.

I was v prone to stretch marks as a teenager but managed to avoid them in pregnancy by a combination of high strength vitamin e capsules (broken open and applied on skin) and Bio oil.

Good luck

Pinkflipflop Sun 26-Jun-11 18:28:07

Running gave me stretch marks so I stopped!!

I stick to power walking now and they have gone completely.

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