Effect of regular exercise on prevention of excessive weight gain in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Haakstad2011EffectOR,
  title={Effect of regular exercise on prevention of excessive weight gain in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Lene A H Haakstad and Kari B\o},
  journal={The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          116-25
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To assess whether a 12-week supervised exercise-programme with an additional 30 min of moderate self-imposed physical activity on the non-supervised weekdays prevents excessive weight gain in pregnancy, as well as postpartum weight retention. METHODS One hundred and five sedentary, nulliparous pregnant women with a mean age of 30.7 ± 4.0 years and a pre-pregnancy body mass index of 23.8 ± 4.3 kg/m(2) were randomised to either an exercise group (EG, n = 52) or a control group (CG, n… CONTINUE READING
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