Exercise and reproduction

INTRODUCTION
REGULAR physical activity has long been recognised as fundamental for physical and emotional wellbeing, and the benefits are well documented.

Despite this, most Australians – 70% – over the age of 15 years do not meet national recommendations for physical activity. Combined with increased availability of energy-dense foods and less movement overall, the Australian  population, especially younger women of reproductive age, are gaining weight rapidly.

Large cross-sectional and longitudinal studies demonstrate that

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