The Many Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy w/ Dr. Connolly

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The Many Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy w/ Dr. Connolly

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This is the first class in a 6-part series on Physical Activity, Exercise, and Family Health taught by Dr. Christopher Connolly, Kinesiology Professor and Director of the WSU Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory. Class are held the last Thursday* of each month from 5:15 - 6:30 at the Uma Center (located at 414 Jefferson St. in Moscow). *The June class will meet June 23rd. 

The Many Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy: Physical activity during pregnancy provides an incredible array of health benefits to both mother and baby, some of which are relatively unknown.  In this class, we will discuss these health benefits as well as the current exercise recommendations provided for pregnant women.  Because pregnancy is an inherently challenging time, we will also discuss strategies for how pregnant women can successful overcome the many unique barriers which often keep them from participating in sufficient levels of physical activity.

Individual classes are $12 for Co-op Owners and $15 for Community Members. Get a discount by registering for the entire series at $50 for Co-op Owners or $70 for Community Members!

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This class series is meant to provide focus on exercise for children, pregnant women, postpartum women, and exercising as a family unit. Because life can be hectic, there will also be methods or techniques by which family units can be active in a time-efficient manner. 

You can register for individual classes or the entire series. Classes in this series will be as follows: 

  1. The Many Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
  2. Exercise for the Postpartum Woman: Challenges, Strategies, and Positive Effects
  3. Preventing Family Illness through Regular Exercise
  4. Reducing Depressive Symptoms, Negative Mood, and Anxiety through Exercise
  5. Exercising with Kids: An Array of Benefits for your Children
  6. The Wonder of Family-Centered Physical Activity

Instructor Bio: Dr. Christopher Connolly directs the Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory at Washington State University. His research primarily involves exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, specifically examining the vast array of health benefits that can result for both mother and baby. Dr. Connolly's research laboratory aims to help pregnant and postpartum women become more physically active, by better understanding the unique exercise barriers that they face.