Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines
Springer, Dec 13, 2018 - Medical - 345 pages
This clinically and practice oriented, multidisciplinary book is intended to fill the gap between evidence-based knowledge on the benefits of physical activity and exercise during pregnancy and the implementation of exercise programmes and related health promotion measures in pregnant women. It will provide medical, sports, and fitness professionals both with the knowledge needed to allay undue fears regarding the consequences of exercising during pregnancy and with the practical expertise to offer optimal guidance on exercising to pregnant exercisers and athletes.
Readers will find up-to-date evidence on the psychological, social, physiological, body composition, musculoskeletal, and biomechanical changes that occur during pregnancy and their implications for physical activity and exercise. Detailed descriptions are provided of the components of exercise testing and prescription for pregnant women, the current evidence-based and practice-oriented guidelines, and exercise selection and adaptation during pregnancy. Exercises specifically targeting musculoskeletal health are discussed separately, and a concluding chapter explains the nutritional requirements in pregnant women who exercise.
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Physiological Changes During Pregnancy Main Adaptations Discomforts and Implications for Physical Activity and Exercise
Body Composition Changes During Pregnancy and Effects of Physical Exercise
Biomechanical Adaptations of Gait in Pregnancy Implications for Physical Activity and Exercise
Specific Musculoskeletal Adaptations in Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Pelvic Girdle and Low Back Pain Implications for Physical Activity and Exercise
EvidenceBased and PracticeOriented Guidelines for Exercising During Pregnancy
Exercise Testing and Prescription for Pregnant Women
Exercise Selection and Adaptations During Pregnancy
Therapeutic Exercise Regarding Musculoskeletal Health of the Pregnant Exerciser and Athlete
Nutritional Requirements for the Pregnant Exerciser and Athlete