Physical activity by pregnant athletes appears safe and does not increase the risk of pre-term labour

Physical activity by pregnant athletes appears safe and does not increase the risk of pre-term labour

A review of the literature demonstrates continued exercise during pregnancy appears to be safe for both the mother and their baby - and does not increase the risk of pre-term labour. There is however a general lack of evidence relating to the effects of exercise, especially training at an elite level, on a pregnant player [...]
Static stretching does not impact short-term athletic performance – and may reduce injury risk

Static stretching does not impact short-term athletic performance – and may reduce injury risk

While stretching is widely performed by players around the world there is very little evidence regarding its efficacy. In recent years there has been considerable debate about the relative merits of static vs. dynamic stretching. This study suggests that stretching, of any type, has no impact on short-term measures of performance.