Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Have You Heard the Latest on Exercise During Pregnancy?

from Dr. Mercola.com

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy, according to a new report.

Exercise can strengthen and improve overall musculoskeletal and physiologic health as well as pregnancy related symptoms.

Exercise such as aerobics, impact and nonimpact activities, resistance training and swimming:

•Eases back and other musculoskeletal pain
•Lowers maternal blood pressure
•Reduces swelling
•Improves post-partum mood, including sadness


Eurekalert August 3, 2009

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons August 2009; 17(8):504-14

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