Monday, 13 January 2020

Singapore’s first exercise guidelines for pregnant women aim to improve health of mothers, babies

Contrary to the myth that exercising while pregnant is harmful, it can improve heart and lung function and prevent obesity, medical experts said at the launch of Singapore’s first set of exercise guidelines for expecting mothers on Friday (Jan 10).

They noted that studies showed that excessive weight and obesity were a particular problem among pregnant women here.

According to the guidelines, pregnant women should exercise for at least two and a half hours per week spread over a minimum of three days. This should involve moderate-intensity physical activity such as jogging, swimming and stationary cycling.

The guidelines also include safety precautions to take such as avoiding exercise during excessively warm weather and to be mindful of the risks associated with exercising for more than 45 minutes.

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Recall: live mussels from France due to presence of norovirus

Source: cna

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Saturday (Jan 11) that it has directed food specialist Classic Fine Foods to recall the Bouchot live mussels from France.

In a media release, SFA said that the European Commission Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed has issued a recall for the live mussels from Baie Du Mont-Saint-Michel Aop in France "due to the presence of a norovirus".

Some batches of the product were imported into Singapore, said the agency, adding that the importer - Classic Fine Foods - has been directed to recall them.

Those who have eaten the mussels and display gastroenteritis symptoms are advised to consult their doctor for medical assistance immediately, said SFA.