Here’s more reason for moms-to-be to get moving. New research shows that pregnant women who meet or exceed current physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise per week have a better blood vessel response to increased arterial blood flow and have healthier blood sugar numbers than pregnant women who do not meet minimum guidelines. These findings suggest that prenatal exercise may lower a woman’s risk of developing high blood pressure when pregnant.

Read the study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2020; 52 [4], 801–09).