ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
Assessing Demographic Characteristics and
Main Reasons for not Participating in Sport Activities within Pregnant Women Referring to Health Centers in Gorgan
Department of Physical Education, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran.
Pregnancy is the most interesting and stressful times in a woman's life. One of the important questions in this time is the question of the relationship between pregnancy and exercise, other than doing daily chores. Research indicates that the majorities of pregnant women are elusive from physical activity, and because it is early pregnancy nausea, fatigue, discomfort during physical activity and lack of sufficient time to consider the limits of sporting activities. Usually one of the factors hindering physical activity for pregnant women are false beliefs that they believe exercise adversely affects the health of the fetus. While the mother and baby stay healthy, it requires knowledge about the type and manner of exercising during pregnancy. On the other hand, the first step in this direction, cognitive, behavioral patterns causes pregnant women's lack of exercise during pregnancy.