Pakistani mothers-to-be missing out on health benefits of exercise, study finds

Pakistani mothers-to-be missing out on health benefits of exercise, study findsPregnant women in Pakistan are missing out on the significant health benefits that come from regular exercise during pregnancy, according to new research by Aga Khan University.

A study of the lifestyles of over 450 pregnant women found that just over one in three women (36 per cent) were physically active during pregnancy with just 3 per cent of those surveyed setting aside up to 30 minutes per day for sport or exercise.

The majority of women, 86 per cent, reported that they spent their leisure time in sedentary activities such as watching television.

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