One of the common statements to come out of a pregnant woman's mouth it that she doesn't care if her baby is a boy or a girl; she just wants her baby to be healthy. Well, there are ways to stack the cards in your favor. New research indicates that children with active parents, even during pregnancy, are more active and healthy too. The research doesn't indicate that biological factors were involved, but it seems to be more about role modeling healthy behaviors. Children who see their parents being physically active learn that exercising is a normal part of life. Active parents influence their children's perception of exercise at an early age.
I love that my daughters ask me, when I am lacing up my sneakers, if I am going for a run. They think it is so cool. Plus, as they age and get bigger if I didn't lift weights I wouldn't be able to lift them.