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Pregnancy and obesity: How to reduce health risks for the infants

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Having a high body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy can have a major impact on your health and your baby’s health.

Pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity, say researchers.


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The study suggest that improvements to diet and physical activity can have an impact on the development of their children.

Healthy eating is very important. There is the concept that you're eating for two, but you're actually eating for yourself. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to eat double of everything.

pregnancy food 1 Healthy eating is very important during pregnancy. File/TNS

Always have a small meals in regular intervals and spread it out because your digestion slows down during pregnancy.

Eat a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and yogurt, especially in the morning and lunch time because it really helps to make the gut healthy and digestion.

Try to keep it very simple, not overdoing anything. It is important to listen to your body's needs and have balanced diet and exercise to stay fit. In fact even the doctors’ today advice 40 minutes of movement and exercise every single day.

It's important to rest when you're tired but not that you should stay immobile. Try to do at least one hour of Yoga r any easy workout every day. It really helps stay flexible and refreshed

Improvements to diet and physical activity can have a good impact on the development and wellbeing of the infants.


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