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Physical activity and exercise during pregnancy

Kader, Manzur LU and Naim-Shuchana, Saira (2014) In European Journal of Physiotherapy 16(1). p.2-9
Abstract
A physical inactive lifestyle is associated with increased prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type

2 diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. The proportion of pregnant women with overweight or obesity is increasing rapidly

across the world and this excess weight, mainly obesity, is associated with increased risk of health problems during pregnancy

and in connection with childbirth. Pregnancy poses signifi cant physiological changes in the body and thus many

pregnant women are worried about being physically active or exercising during this period. This literature review aimed to

determine the advantages or disadvantages, current recommendations and restrictions on physical... (More)
A physical inactive lifestyle is associated with increased prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type

2 diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. The proportion of pregnant women with overweight or obesity is increasing rapidly

across the world and this excess weight, mainly obesity, is associated with increased risk of health problems during pregnancy

and in connection with childbirth. Pregnancy poses signifi cant physiological changes in the body and thus many

pregnant women are worried about being physically active or exercising during this period. This literature review aimed to

determine the advantages or disadvantages, current recommendations and restrictions on physical activity and exercise

during normal pregnancy. Searches were carried out on databases PubMed, CINHAL and the Cochrane Library. The

review indicates that all healthy pregnant women can be physically active to achieve health benefi ts. Physical activity and

exercise during pregnancy does not increase any risk of adverse pregnancy or birth outcomes, not even for elite athlete

women. All healthy pregnant women can remain physically active. However, high-risk sports or hard working should be

avoided; greater caution and carefulness should be taken to avoid any unexpected complications and elite knowledge about

physical activity and exercise during normal pregnancy is necessary. (Less)
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Exercise, physical activity, pregnancy
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European Journal of Physiotherapy
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16
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2 - 9
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Informa Healthcare
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2167-9177
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10.3109/21679169.2013.861509
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English
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  abstract     = {A physical inactive lifestyle is associated with increased prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type<br/><br>
2 diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. The proportion of pregnant women with overweight or obesity is increasing rapidly<br/><br>
across the world and this excess weight, mainly obesity, is associated with increased risk of health problems during pregnancy<br/><br>
and in connection with childbirth. Pregnancy poses signifi cant physiological changes in the body and thus many<br/><br>
pregnant women are worried about being physically active or exercising during this period. This literature review aimed to<br/><br>
determine the advantages or disadvantages, current recommendations and restrictions on physical activity and exercise<br/><br>
during normal pregnancy. Searches were carried out on databases PubMed, CINHAL and the Cochrane Library. The<br/><br>
review indicates that all healthy pregnant women can be physically active to achieve health benefi ts. Physical activity and<br/><br>
exercise during pregnancy does not increase any risk of adverse pregnancy or birth outcomes, not even for elite athlete<br/><br>
women. All healthy pregnant women can remain physically active. However, high-risk sports or hard working should be<br/><br>
avoided; greater caution and carefulness should be taken to avoid any unexpected complications and elite knowledge about<br/><br>
physical activity and exercise during normal pregnancy is necessary.},
  author       = {Kader, Manzur and Naim-Shuchana, Saira},
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  keyword      = {Exercise,physical activity,pregnancy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {2--9},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {European Journal of Physiotherapy},
  title        = {Physical activity and exercise during pregnancy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/21679169.2013.861509},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2014},
}