«If a weightlifter is pregnant, she may get conflicting medical advice about how much she can safely lift at the gym. One doctor might say she shouldn’t exceed 90 pounds. Another might draw the line at 25. Still another might suggest that she suspend her workouts entirely.

Doctors’ opinions vary widely when it comes to exercise during pregnancy because research into pregnant women’s fitness has been scarce. But with a new study, Shon Rowan–an associate professor with the West Virginia University School of Medicine–is using wearable technology to fill that knowledge gap.»

Article written by EurekAlert!