Monday, December 30, 2013

Newborn Brain Gets a Boost By Exercise During Pregnancy

Just twenty minutes workouts three times a week during pregnancy can substantially help boost the brain of the newborn according to a group of Montreal based researchers. Such exercises can give a head start to the brain development of the child they said. “Our research indicates that exercise during pregnancy enhances the newborn child’s brain development”, explained Professor D Ellemberg, the study leader. Researching on animals gave similar results but finally the researchers embarked upon random test on human specimens and once again they arrived at the same outcome. The researchers are hopeful that their findings will open up new vistas in the domain of brain plasticity in medical science. Researchers who brought out their findings in the 2013 Neuroscience Congress at San Diego are also hopeful that these findings will change the outlook of pregnant women towards maintenance of their health. This could be a departure from the traditional “rest and stay healthy” advice administered by physicians for their pregnant patients.

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