Boost to women exercising while pregnant - new survey
More than nine out of 10 women think exercising while pregnant has significant benefits for both mother and baby, according to a new survey.
A poll by Curves, the world's largest fitness franchise, revealed 42% of those surveyed exercised while they were pregnant, while 79% felt that exercising after pregnancy helped them shift their pregnancy weight more efficiently.
But the poll found that more than seven in 10 women were worried about putting on a bikini this summer, and 50% claimed their stomach was the least favourite part of their body.Gill Brady, of international marketing, Curves, said: ''We had some very interesting results from our survey and the fact that so many women recognise the positive effects of exercise both during and after pregnancy is great.''
The poll also revealed 47% were envious of a friend's figure - six in 10 said their ideal dress size would be a size 10-12. But 95% claimed their dress size changed depending on what shop they go to.