Home > Fitness > Lifestages Lifestages All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting Started » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer How to exercise safely during pregnancy When it comes to exercise during pregnancy there are a lot of myths around what is safe and what isn’t. We spoke to Dr Etti Barsky of Preggi Bellies SA to get the facts. take a Flexibility test » Start A blog » Join Forums » Ask Fitness Expert » 5 moves to get sweaty together Extreme pull-ups Curb childhood obesity with healthy eating and exercise Virgin Active’s national Club V manager, Robyn Moore gives some tips in national School Health week on how to keep your child active and healthy. Exercise: the benefits for baby Studies have shown that the placentas of women who exercised regularly in early to mid pregnancy grew faster and functioned better than those of healthy non-exercising women. Recommended exercises in pregnancy The type of exercise you choose in pregnancy should suit your skills, abilities and preference; and it should also fit within the guidelines for pregnancy. Training tips for moms-to-be Dr Etti Barsky (MBBCh, MSC Sports Science), the training director of Preggi Bellies SA gives us some tips on how to train safely during your pregnancy. Can I run during pregnancy? Many female runners worry that when they fall pregnant they'll have to hang up their running shoes, but this isn't always necessary. Here are running safety tips for mom and baby. When push comes to shove Children need exercise. Sports activities – at school, or privately – are the best way to get your kids moving. But how do you know if you're turning into a pushy parent? “ Latest comment on Health24 Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana says... OMG. Public pools contaminated with human waste ” Students in the gym Long hours sitting in lectures, in the library and in front of the computer make it tricky to find time to exercise. Train yourself immortal Precise, age-tailored training can turn back your body clock and have you performing beyond your years. Here’s how. Bring back school sport for better health Let's make sure that every child will get an opportunity to take part in school sport. Healthy, active children grow into healthy active adults, says DietDoc. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Keep your bones healthy » Osteoporosis risk The beauty of bones Ask the expert Osteoporosis facts Here are some interesting facts about the condition that you might not have known: Fight cold and flu » Myths and facts Cold or flu? Where germs hide 15 tips to stay healthy in winter Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter.