Updated Canadian guidelines for physical activity during pregnancy call for pregnant women without medical restrictions to get 150 minutes of exercise per week.

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October
2018

Women who exercise throughout pregnancy can cut the odds of developing a major complication by at least a quarter, according to new University of Alberta-led research.

The finding is one of many that helped inform the creation of the joint Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada/Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy, the first evidence-based recommendations on physical activity specifically designed to promote fetal and maternal health.

  10 workout tips for pregnant women If you aren't used to exercising, start with short walks of 10-15 minutes after lunch and dinner three days a week.  Try increasing your walk by two to five minutes per week until you're able to walk for 30 minutes. You may need to alternate slower and faster walking...

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17
October
2018

How long does cannabis impairment last? Researchers are starting to find out

New science confirms memory work such as writing exams may be ill-advised after using the drug the night before.

If rules about cannabis consumption for Canadian police are any measure, we know precious little
17
October
2018

How to reduce the risks if you choose to use cannabis

It’s now legal in Canada, but cannabis is still a potent drug that needs to be taken seriously and used with caution, say U of A experts.

Cannabis is now legal, but it still needs to be used with caution, University of Alberta health
17
October
2018

Do alternative therapies work to treat menopausal symptoms?

Maybe, but only for mild symptoms, says U of A menopause expert, who discusses what works and what doesn’t.

Of the 80 per cent of women who develop symptoms during menopause, many will experiment with
17
October
2018

‘Dream come true’: Aga Khan inaugurates University of Alberta garden

Visit caps first season for cultural and architectural masterpiece, the world’s northernmost Islamic garden.

A visit from the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary imam of the world’s roughly 15 million Shia Ismaili