Do pregnant women who exercise have children that are more likely to do so? A recent study suggests this is the case!
Studies in the past have suggested that women who exercise while pregnant have children that are more prone to exercise when they become adults. It was believed that these studies could be strongly related to a mothers influence on her children post birth.
However, in a recent study conducted by Prof. Robert A Waterland of Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital, is published in The FASEB Journal, it shows that mice who exercised regularly while pregnant had offspring who did the same. In fact, the study concluded that mice that were born to mothers who were physically active during pregnancy proved to be 50% more active than offspring who were born to mothers who did not exercise.
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