Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 74-77
Active Lifestyle Among Pregnant Women in Burundi
Ngayimbesha Adrien, Institut d’Education Physique et des Sports, Université du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi
Bizimana Jean Berchmans, Institut d’Education Physique et des Sports, Université du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi
Gakima Marie Stella, Institut d’Education Physique et des Sports, Université du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi
Nzisabira Félix, Institut d’Education Physique et des Sports, Université du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi
Received: Oct. 12, 2017;       Accepted: Oct. 25, 2017;       Published: May 8, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180603.11      View  1512      Downloads  108
Abstract
Anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy can alter balance, coordination capabilities and finally make some activities more uncomfortable. The present study used self-administrated questionnaire to assess Burundi’s pregnant women physical practice level and their knowledge regarding health benefits of physical exercise practice during pregnancy. Study outcomes show majority of Burundi women adopt sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy, and they have a negative apprehension on exercise and physical activity practice during pregnancy.
Keywords
Pregnant Women, Lifestyle, Burundi
To cite this article
Ngayimbesha Adrien, Bizimana Jean Berchmans, Gakima Marie Stella, Nzisabira Félix, Active Lifestyle Among Pregnant Women in Burundi, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 74-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180603.11
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