The Totally Surprising Benefit of Exercise During Pregnancy Photo: Veer
Working out while you’re pregnant will not only help you maintain a healthy pregnancy, but it might also prevent your baby from getting Alzheimer’s later in life. A new study in the FASEB Journal found that mice had fewer signs of a neurodegenerative disease (like Alzheimer’s) if their mothers exercised regularly than mice whose mothers didn’t get enough physical activity. Researchers mated male mice that contained a gene found in some Alzheimer’s patients with healthy female mice. The offspring of the mothers who used an exercise wheel during pregnancy showed a better functioning vascular system and better connections between their nerve cells. Experts believe that the evidence from the study shows that regular exercise does have lifetime benefits for people and their children.
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