Do first time mothers need a guideline for maximum periods of sitting or being sedentary?

Rissel, Chris; Piper, Tessa; Li Ming Wen
August 2011
Health Promotion Journal of Australia;Aug2011, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p239
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which explores the relationship between understanding of the Australian physical activity guidelines and levels of physical activity or sedentary behaviors among first-time mothers. It reveals that half of the study participants did not meet the minimum recommendation of 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity and one in five had more than three hours of screen time per day.


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