There’s good news
for women wondering how to maintain a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, as long as a mother-to-be is in good health overall, moderate and even intense activity is safe during pregnancy – for her and for her baby.
The study findings support current government recommendations that healthy pregnant women maintain existing exercise habits while pregnant – and that women unaccustomed to exercise begin moderate exercise during pregnancy. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends between two and three hours per week of moderate exercise for pregnant women.
The study, which is published in the March issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology
, suggests that pregnant women consult their physicians to establish an exercise routine right for them.