Research conducted by scientists at the University of Oslo in Norway showed that regular exercise during pregnancy helps newborns develop stronger lungs and avoid asthma. Scientists asked more than 800 women how active they were during pregnancy, and then tested the lung function of their children at the age of three months.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oslo, found that children of women who did little exercise were more likely to have poor lung function..
Benefits of exercise for pregnant women
According to a report by the British Daily Mail, experts said that the results showed the importance of pregnant mothers staying in good shape, both for their health and for their children, and that about 8.6 percent of children born to inactive mothers had the lowest lung function, compared to only 4.2 percent of children born For active moms.
Lead author Dr Hryvna Katrin Gudmundsdottir said: ‘Previous studies have shown that individuals with poor lung function in childhood have a higher risk of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases and lower lung function later in life..
If physical activity during pregnancy can reduce the risk of poor lung function in infants, it would be a simple, low-cost way to improve the respiratory health of boys..
Professor Jonathan Gregg, Head of Pediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, said: ‘There is a lot we already know about the importance of staying fit and active for expectant mothers, but little is known about the effect this has on their children..“
This study provides a fascinating hint that increased maternal physical activity is associated with improved lung function in their children The results of the study were presented at the Virtual International Conference of the European Respiratory Society.