Women's Health News

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Women running a risk

Pushing the bar with strenous exercises in the gym or hitting the jogging track for long hours is a bad idea for pregnent women. It triples the risk of miscarriage, says a study by the University of Southern Denmark . Jogging, ball games abd racquet sports are all on the list of no-nos, as well as clocking more than seven hours of exercise a week. But that's not to say exercise should be put off completely swimming is safe and one of the most popular forms of exercise among women, say researchers, and wins favour over high impact sports. moderate exercise also improces thecardiovascular system, and maintains muscletone - all good things for the mother-to-be.

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