Dr. Kristi Adamo, a Research Scientist at HALO, was recently interviewed by Medpage Today about her research on the physical activity of moms with young children.

From the article:

Women with a dependent child younger than 6 participated in an average of 6.38 minutes less moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity each day (P<0.05), according to Kristi Adamo, PhD, of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.

That works out to about 45 minutes less exercise per week, she reported at the Obesity Society meeting here.

“I think, at least clinically, that’s pretty important,” Adamo said, noting that the Canadian national guidelines call for at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week for adults.

“Future research should continue to focus on strategies to encourage women with young children to establish or re-engage in a physically active lifestyle,” she added.

To read the article in its entirety or to watch the video interview, click here.