University of Montreal
Researchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant – and all it takes is a half hour a day. According to researchers at the University of Montreal, low-impact work-outs, like swimming and walking actually help a newborn’s brain develop faster. For most pregnant women, 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Scientists placed electrode caps on babies who were 8- to 12-days old and measured activity as their brains’ responded to different sounds.