Walking program of low or vigorous intensity during pregnancy confers an aerobic benefit.

@article{Ruchat2012WalkingPO,
  title={Walking program of low or vigorous intensity during pregnancy confers an aerobic benefit.},
  author={Stephanie-May Ruchat and Margie H. Davenport and Isabelle Giroux and Morgan Hillier and Aziz Batada and Maggie M Sopper and J Hammond and Michelle F. Mottola},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={661-6}
}
Walking is the most popular activity during pregnancy and may confer an aerobic benefit. However, the minimum intensity threshold of a maternal walking program for an aerobic conditioning response is unknown. The purpose was to examine the effect of a walking program of a low-intensity (LI, 30% heart rate reserve, HRR) or vigorous-intensity (VI, 70%HRR) on maternal cardiorespiratory responses to a standard submaximal treadmill test. Normal weight pregnant women were randomized at study entry… CONTINUE READING