There have been studies done that show pregnant mothers who exercise will have children more inclined to exercise. The studies were done on mice so that it proves that mothers influence throughout their child’s life did not influence the children’s propensity to exercise.
The study was done because of the huge obesity epidemic today. Obesity is the main cause of stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer.
When the mice that were pregnant were provided with an exercise wheel, their offspring were more inclined to exercise. The mice that were not provided with exercise wheels had offspring that did not exercise as much and were obese.
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