This Mum Moves project to help support expectant mothers get active

This Mum Moves project to help support expectant mothers get active

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 11:44

This Mum Moves project to help support expectant mothers get active

Sport England and ukactive have teamed up to launch a series of online workouts to help pregnant women and new mums to be physically active at home.

The new This Mum Moves resource is part of a collaboration between ukactive's This Mum Moves programme and Sport England's Join the Movement campaign and includes a new website showcasing online workouts specifically created for antenatal and postnatal women. Featuring a wide range of activities – from yoga and Pilates to circuit training and CV exercises – the videos focus on general fitness.

The resource was launched after a survey by the Active Pregnancy Foundation showed that 53 per cent of pregnant women and new mums said they have been less active since the COVID-19 lockdown.

Kate Dale, Campaign Lead on Join The Movement for Sport England, said: "Often, women can feel unsure about which activities and moves are safe to do and the guidance from This Mum Moves is a way to address these concerns and encourage women to get active in a way that works for them."

Tags: Antenatal, postnatal, this mum moves