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Exercise during pregnancy may save kids from health problems as adults

Parental obesity predisposes children to develop diabetes, metabolic issues Exercise during pregnancy may let mothers significantly reduce their children’s chances of developing diabetes and other metabolic diseases later in life, new research suggests. A study in lab mice has found that maternal exercise during pregnancy prevented the transmission […]

Lack of physical exercise during COVID-19 confinement may lead to a rise in mortality

In a review article published in Frontiers of Endocrinology, Brazilian researchers estimate a reduction of 35% in levels of physical activity and a rise of 28% in sedentary behavior in the initial months of confinement imposed by the pandemic Social distancing and working from home help prevent transmission […]

Research finds increased first-trimester exercise may reduce gestational diabetes risk

Pregnant women who exercise more during the first trimester of pregnancy may have a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a new study led by Samantha Ehrlich, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and adjunct investigator with […]

Give your family the gift of regular exercise

Physical activity could be the best gift to give your family this holiday season. And the American Heart Association (AHA) has some suggestions on how to do that. Find open times for physical activity and make it a regular part of your family’s schedule. Include it on a weekly calendar […]

Quick bursts of exercise can help diabetics’ hearts

Frequent, short exercise sessions may be better for diabetes patients’ blood vessels than longer and fewer workouts, and that may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study. People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for heart disease and reduced vascular (blood vessel) […]

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