One study found that mothers of young children were the least likely to achieve the necessary levels of moderate-to-vigorous exercise. The results of this study were PLOS 1.
Physical activity, especially when moderate to vigorous, has many health benefits, reducing the risk of diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and promoting a healthy weight and better mental health. Helps you stay healthy. Evidence suggests that physical activity can help parents cope with the day-to-day challenges of parenthood and strengthen relationships with their children when they are active together. tend to be inactive.
To investigate how family composition affects the amount of physical activity in mothers, the university of Cambridge and the university of Southampton We analyzed data from 848 women who participated in the UK. Southampton female survey. A woman aged 20 to her 34 years was recruited between 1998 and 2002. She was followed for several years thereafter. They were given an accelerometer to assess their activity level. A woman with school-age children performed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for an average of about 26 minutes per day*, while a mother with only young children (ages 4 and under) averaged about 18 minutes per day. managed *.
Having one or more children meant that mothers could only do about 21 minutes* of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day. She was less than 50% of mothers who achieved the recommended level of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (150 minutes per week), regardless of the child’s age.Dr. Kathryn Hesketh, Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit the university of Cambridge said: Most of the physical activity a mother can manage on the roadside seems to be of low intensity.
“But when children go to school, mothers engage in more physical activity. You may get back to being active, more comfortable commuting and spending time alone actively,” added Rachel Simpson, PhD student in the MRC Epidemiology Unit. I’m here. Finding time is hard.We look at ways to not only encourage mothers, but also make it as easy as possible for busy mothers, especially mothers with young children, to increase the amount of higher-intensity physical activity. is needed.
Professor Keith Godfrey, MRC Center for Life Course Epidemiology and NIHR Southampton The Biomedical Research Center says: Planners and providers of leisure facilities to support mothers in engaging in physical activity. (Ani)
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