Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study – Pregnancy – MSN Healthy Living

But the amount of physical activity throughout the day had more impact. For example, a woman who didnt have a specific workout session but was active all day — such as a waitress or a mother who has young children and is always on the move — would get more exercise and burn more calories overall than a woman who had an exercise session but was otherwise inactive during the day.The findings show that its important for pregnant women to increase their overall daily levels of activity.”Maybe it means that you make a conscious effort, if you have a desk job, to get up every hour and make a loop around your building for five minutes,” Campbell said. “Or maybe you walk to work or make an effort to park farther away or take the stairs. Really just those simple little things that weve been saying all along, but instead we find so many ways to cut corners on being active.”

via Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study – Pregnancy – MSN Healthy Living.

Not to downplay working out AT ALL.  But — can you stay more active all day also?  Check out this study to see how much difference it can make.

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