Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pregnant women who work out may help boost child's brain development | TribLIVE
Pregnant women who work out may help boost child's brain development | TribLIVE: Though many studies have demonstrated the brain-boosting power of exercise for adults and children, the study from the University of Montreal's Department of Kinesiology suggests that in-utero babies get the same benefits. Professor Dave Ellemberg and two colleagues studied women in their first trimester of pregnancy and assigned them to either an active or sedentary group. The sedentary mothers-to-be mostly relaxed (and averaged 12 minutes of weekly exercise) during their second and third trimesters, while the active ones were advised to do moderate exercise for at least 20 minutes, a minimum of three times a week, during their second and third trimesters. On average, the active women exercised for 117 minutes per week.
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