2015 | 49 | 51-57
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Aktywność fizyczna kobiet w ciąży z nadwagą

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The physical activity of overweight pregnant women
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Background. American College of Sports Medicine and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends moderate intensity exercise for 7 days a week. The duration of exercise should be minimum 30 minutes per day. Despite proven benefits and numerous recommendations of exercise during pregnancy, most women reduce their physical activity at the beginning of pregnancy. The aim of the study was to assess the physical activity of pregnant women by using the Yamax SW700 pedometer. It was assumed that somatic factors such as BM, BMI and age will differentiate the pregnant women in their physical activity. Material and methods. The observation was conducted on a sample of 39 pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Results. The results show the low level of physical activity during pregnancy. In addition, the vast majority (97%) did not meet the requirements of the recommended number of steps per day. It was revealed that somatic factors (BM, BMI) and age did not determine pregnant women’s physical activity level. Conclusions. It can be assumed that the level of physical activity among pregnant women might be determined by a volitional factors.
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