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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

8 Tips for Running Safely and Comfortably (Enough) While Pregnant

by Anna Miller | Oct 06, 2015

For example, staying active while pregnant helps prevent gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, preterm deliveries, lengthy deliveries and high birth weight ​babies, says Jim Pivarnik​, a kinesiology and epidemiology professor at Michigan State University, where he directs the Center for Physical Activity and Health and studies how exercise affects pregnant women.

"The number of advantages for any [pregnant] woman, whether she's hardcore or somebody who just wants to maintain her activity, are many," Pivarnik says.

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