Pandemic poses health risk to mothers of children of preschool age

Kaleida Health updates visitor guidelines for non-COVID patients

The new study looked at the relationship between household chaos — disorder, noise, and crowding – stress, physical activity and sleep for moms. Researchers surveyed more than 1,700 mothers of 3-to-5-year-olds during May 2020. Moms in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. participated. The study was published in the scientific journal Women’s Health. Having fathers or other family members take on some of the childcare and housework would help mothers balance the demands of their careers and personal lives, she said. Around half of the mothers in the study got the recommended amount of sleep and physical activity. Mothers with higher stress levels were far less likely to meet the sleep or physical activity guidelines.

The study findings support the necessity of providing mothers with reliable, affordable childcare options and a clear path to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, she said. Dr. Kracht agreed.

Mothers who worked remotely during the COVID-19 shutdown reported more household chaos than those who were not teleworking, Dr. Kracht said. This is likely because the first group of mothers had to supervise their children’s remote schooling and telework at the same time. The bottom line? “Mothers, especially those with preschoolers, need a lot more than flowers on Mother’s Day,” said Amanda Staiano, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory. “There are a number of ways moms can reduce stress, such as taking a break from the news and spending a few minutes unwinding before they go to sleep. But what moms really need is more support, from their family, workplaces and communities. They need systemic change.”

For more information on coping with stress, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips. About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center
This research was supported, in part, by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T32DK064584, and the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers 2P30DK072476, which funds the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and U54GM104940, which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

### “One of our goals as a research center is to break the generational cycle of obesity,” said Pennington Biomedical Executive Director John Kirwan, Ph.D. “Research that shows how much the pandemic affected the health of mothers may help policymakers and providers take steps to better support mothers and avoid a related increase in chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.”

The News Highlights

  • Pandemic poses health risk to mothers of children of preschool age
  • Check the latest Health news updates and information about health.
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
US military has ‘no plans’ to bring down Chinese rocket debris |  Space

US military has ‘no plans’ to bring down Chinese rocket debris | Space

“For those of us who operate in the space domain, there’s a requirement, or should be a requirement to operate in a safe and thoughtful mode,” Austin added on ...
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler says more investor protections are needed for the bitcoin and crypto markets

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler says more investor protections are needed for the bitcoin and crypto markets

“To the extent that something is a security, the SEC has a lot of authority. And a lot of crypto tokens — I wont call them cryptocurrencies for this moment — ...
Samurai soundtracks – Game Show

Samurai soundtracks – Game Show

Source Join Meena Shamaly on this episode of the Game Show for a journey into the soundtracks of samurai stories, from composers like Shigeru Umebayashi, ...
Sanjeev Gupta puts French steelmakers up for sale

Sanjeev Gupta puts French steelmakers up for sale

The French government in March provided a €20m loan to the two plants. It has said that it is willing to support the workers and sites hit by the troubles at ...
8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo begins at Tampa Convention Center

8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo begins at Tampa Convention Center

The expo is free and open to the public at Tampa Convention Center’s East Hall. You can visit anytime Friday between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 ...
The Dunkirk Foundry Agreement provides a window into GFG's complex financing web

Turkish crypto exchanges are expected to report transactions above $ 1,200, says Finance Minister

During his appearance on CNN Turkey, Alvan didn’t specify when the new AML regulations would take effect. But in mid-April, the government issued a ban on ...
Palantir Technologies and Royal Navy extend contracts

Palantir Technologies and Royal Navy extend contracts

Palantir Technologies Inc. is a software company that builds enterprise data platforms for use by organizations with complex and sensitive data environments. ...
70 percent of vaccine vacancies in the Knox Co. Department of Health are empty, said the health leader

70 percent of vaccine vacancies in the Knox Co. Department of Health are empty, said the health leader

The health department has not discussed in-school vaccination clinics with the school system but said plans for school-based outreach may develop if the FDA ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo