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Conversely, the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines suggest that accumulating minutes of weekly moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity in bouts of minutes or more may be appropriate for pregnant women [ 10 ]. Measuring energy expenditure in habitually active and sedentary pregnant women. The recommendation for shorter sustained bouts of activity transpired from a summary of experimental findings in nonpregnant adults suggesting that activity performed at a level of at least moderate intensity and sustained for at least 10 minutes at a time was as effective as single, longer bouts of activity in lowering chronic disease risk [ 9 ].

Finally, inACOG issued a statement promoting adog health benefits and safety of exercise in pregnancy for both previously active and inactive women assuming medical clearance and no contraindications are present [ 2 ]. Table 3 201 of pregnant women meeting physical activity guidelines. These outcomes include, but are not limited to, excessive gestational weight gain, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.

Physical activity and public health: Excel code was written to identify and categorize total minutes spent in moderate or vigorous activity. These two studies demonstrate that how the guideline is interpreted influences the number of women meeting the ACOG recommendations.

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French Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire compared with an accelerometer cut point to classify physical activity among pregnant obese women. During the week 18 appointment, participants provided written informed consent and completed a medical history questionnaire indicating their age, ethnicity, education, parity, height, pre-pregnancy weight, and due date. Table 1 Compendijm of physical activity guidelines and activity categorizations.


The purpose of this study was twofold: Physical activity xcog the United States measured by accelerometer.

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Physical Activity during Pregnancy: Impact of Applying Different Physical Activity Guidelines

Objectively measured physical activity during pregnancy: Exercise prescription for healthy populations and special considerations. The importance of maternal physical activity dates as far back as the third century BC when Aristotle eluded to the difficulty endured during childbirth as a result of a sedentary maternal lifestyle [ 1 ].

The protocol was approved by the campus’ Institutional Review Board. Results and Discussion 3. Recommendations for the nonpregnant population are very similar; however, they specifically state that the activity can be accumulated in minimum bouts of 10 minutes.

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Women already doing regular activity of vigorous intensity may continue provided that they remain healthy and discuss their activity with their healthcare provider over time [ 8 ]. When analyzing data for these 4 guidelines, interruptions of 1 or 2 minutes below the moderate intensity threshold within a minute period were allowed, as has been previously reported with analysis of physical activity data in the nonpregnant population [ 2526 ].

Further research is warranted to clearly identify the patterns of activity that are associated with healthy pregnancy outcomes. Conflict of Interests None of the authors report any conflict of interests with any of the companies listed in this paper. Table 2 Weekly minutes spent in moderate-vigorous physical activity according to multiple guidelines.

Previous studies have also used accelerometry to assess physical activity during pregnancy, but data were commonly processed for partial days e. Department of Health and Human Services; At least 5 sessions of moderate-vigorous physical activity sustained for at least 30 minutes; MET PA: Physical activity in U.


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. SWA data files were thoroughly reviewed to identify periods of nonwear time to ensure files were as close to hours of wear time as possible. Validation of the SenseWear armband to predict energy expenditure in pregnant women. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. As a result, the current literature reports considerable discrepancies as to whether or not the maternal physical activity is an effective approach to prevent such complications [ 28 — 34 ].

Introduction Views on physical activity and exercise during pregnancy have taken on new meanings and implications throughout history. To date, no study has specifically evaluated the impact of different physical activity guidelines on the reported patterns of physical activity using an objective assessment tool evaluated for use in pregnancy.

For many years maternal, exercise was thought to harm the fetus or promote adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery and fetal growth restriction or small for gestational age infants [ 23 ]. Views on physical activity and exercise during pregnancy have taken on new meanings and implications throughout history.

All statistical analyses were performed in Med Calc version Despite this fact, this amount of activity has been applied as the basis of several prenatal physical activity interventions and may or may not be the appropriate volume to reduce the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Weekly minutes spent in moderate-vigorous physical activity according to multiple guidelines.

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