Why they did it? Research has identified that regular physical activity during pregnancy has many health benefits including, improved cardiometabo...
Title: Muscle-Strengthening and Conditioning Activities and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study in Two Cohorts of US WomenAuthors: Gr&osla...
The effects of behavioural counselling on strength training participation: results from an Australian community-based exercise intervention19-Oct-2015
Experimental studies have shown that strength training (ST) improves the ability of muscles to metabolise glucose (sugar). This is important because high levels of glucose result in increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
There is strong evidence showing that regular physical activity and exercise participation is beneficial for a wide range of health-related outcomes. An intriguing aspect of exercise science is the fact that that every individual may adapt to an exercise stimulus differently.
Studies have shown that exercise and physical activity during pregnancy leads to better health for both the expecting mother and unborn child. These include a healthier birth weight and a reduced risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and depression/anxiety.
A recent U.S-based study showed that just under 20% of children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 years were classified as obese (1). That same study showed that between 2001-10 childhood obesity levels have been steadily increasing.