Book reviews: Rita Santos-Rocha (Editor). Exercise and sporting activity during pregnancy. Evidence-based guidelines

Exercise and sporting activity during pregnancy. Evidence-based guidelines

Author: Gheorghe Dumitru

Abstract

It is clearly well documented that exercise and a healthy lifestyle are crucial for both pregnant and postpartum women, and fetus and child health and development. So, in addition to improved fitness, the most evident and positive benefits for the mother are prevention of excessive weight and fat gain, and also of diabetes, hypertension and depression, while from the perspective of the fetus and child, having an appropriate weight at birth seems to represent a very relevant target and a much wanted advantage.

Key words: exercise, healthy lifestyle, postpartum women

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https://doi.org/10.26659/pm3.2020.21.1.59