The study found that walking was the most common form of physical activity among all respondents. Other common physical activities were swimming and dance aerobics.
Only 16 % of pregnant women and 27 % of non-pregnant women met the current physical activity recommendation in 2000.Moreover, the %age of pregnant women all exercisable at a moderate or vigorous level of the lower in 2000 than in any previous year Brisk walking for 30 minutes or more at least five days a week is considered moderate exercise and meets the current physical activity recommendation for pregnant and non-pregnant women. Leet and his colleagues found that pregnant women who were older, non – white, current smokers, had low incomes or less than 12 years of education were less likely than others to exercise. [Read the rest of this entry...]