Working out while pregnant builds healthier babies, researchers say


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Listen up, mothers to be! If you’re expecting a little one, there’s something you can do to lower the risk of obesity. 

Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in America. The percent of children affected by obesity has tripled in the last 50 years. Now, researchers have found something that could help prevent obesity – starting before your child is even born. 

One-third of kids in America are considered overweight or obese and that is associated with poor motor skill performance and a lower level of physical activity in childhood. Now, researchers at East Carolina University have found something moms-to-be can do to lower their child’s risk of obesity. 

Make sure to catch the full report tonight at 10 p.m. on FOX 46 Charlotte.  

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