Exercise during pregnancy gives baby a head start

Exercising for at least 20 minutes, three times a week during pregnancy, can boost the brain development of the newborn child.

Babies born to mothers who were physically active were found to have a more advanced cerebral activation, suggesting their brains developed more rapidly.

The findings have the potential to guide public health interventions and encourage women to exercise during pregnancy.

Being active during pregnancy has also been shown to ease recovery after birth, make pregnancy more comfortable and reduce the risk of obesity in children.

Read more at University of Montreal