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