“Our findings show for the first time that maternal physical activity during pregnancy affects the offspring’s lifelong propensity for physical activity and may have important implications for combating the worldwide epidemic of physical inactivity and obesity,” the study’s abstract stated.
“Our findings show for the first time that maternal physical activity during pregnancy affects the offspring’s lifelong propensity for physical activity and may have important implications for combating the worldwide epidemic of physical inactivity and obesity,” the study’s abstract stated. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
“Our findings show for the first time that maternal physical activity during pregnancy affects the offspring’s lifelong propensity for physical activity and may have important implications for combating the worldwide epidemic of physical inactivity and obesity,” the study’s abstract stated. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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April 11, 2016 03:00 AM

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