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Comment and questions to Mottola et al: 2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy

Letter to the editor  J Obstet Gynecol Canada Oslo, Nov 23rd 2018 We have read the Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy with great interest. We note that the guideline team have made their recommendation regarding pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) based on evidence from a systematic review from the same research group (Davenport et […]

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IOC Consensus Statement concludes little evidence of negative outcomes associated with strenuous exercise in pregnancy

By Professor Gregory Davies, MD But the overall quality of the available evidence on the impact of intense exercise is not strong, with few studies carried out in elite athletes, the statement warns. The statement is the second in a series of five issued by the IOC on exercise and pregnancy, focusing on elite athletes. […]

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Epigenetics – what is it all about?! A RSM Exercise Medicine Conference, 2014 blog mini-series

 Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Rory Heath (@Roryjheath) I attended this summer’s Exercise Medicine conference at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). The conference had a great mix of applied science and the more modern and fashionable application of digital technology in health, sports and exercise. This is […]

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Practical Guidance for Exercise and Pregnancy: 10 Take home messages from the BMJ Podcast

Exercise  during pregnancy provides many benefits to the mother and baby. Fortunately, clinicians and mothers have moved well beyond the view that women should be confined, or cannot initiate activity and be active at any stage of pregnancy. Here are 10 ‘take home messages’ for both clinicians and mums from a recent BMJ podcast with […]

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