Taniya Singh Nagpal

Taniya Singh Nagpal
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Kinesiology Sport and Recreation

PhD

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International guidelines recommend women with an overweight or obese body mass index (BMI) aim to reduce their body weight prior to conception to minimize the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Recent systematic reviews have demonstrated that interpregnancy weight gain increases women's risk of developing adverse pregnancy outcomes in their subseq...
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Objective To identify sources of weight stigma in physical activity (PA)-related milieus reported by pregnant women living with obesity. We also report person-informed strategies to improve the delivery of PA promotions and prescriptions to prevent weight stigma and improve maternal PA. Design This is a qualitative descriptive study and semi-struc...
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Background: Experiencing weight stigma during pregnancy is detrimental to psychosocial health outcomes, including increasing maternal stress and undermining engagement in health behaviors. Guided by a recent socioecological framework, close interpersonal relationships are integral in pregnancy to facilitate healthy behaviors and protect maternal m...
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Background Recent research has shown that pregnant individuals experience weight stigma throughout gestation, including negative comments and judgement associated with gestational weight gain (GWG). Weight bias internalization (WBI) is often a result of exposure to weight stigma and is detrimental to biopsychological health outcomes. The purpose of...
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Objective As the prevalence of obesity increases, more women are at risk of potentially experiencing weight stigma in prenatal health care settings. The objective of this scoping review was to summarize the primary literature assessing potential causes of weight stigma in prenatal health care settings and synthesize recommendations for health care...
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Background: Musculoskeletal injuries (MSKi) play a role in member retention in the military. In general, female military members have higher rates of MSKi than males and female reproductive health characteristics may be contributing to these disparities. This study seeks to characterize reproductive health factors in female Canadian Armed Forces (C...
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Physical activity is an important component of health and well-being, and is effective in the prevention, management, and treatment of numerous non-communicable chronic diseases. Despite the known health benefits of physical activity in all populations, most Canadians do not meet physical activity recommendations. Physicians play a key role in asse...
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Exercise guidance for women with pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR) is vague, despite the fact that physical activity during pregnancy improves placental development, placental blood flow, and encourages healthy fetal growth. The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that women with pregnancies complicated by FGR are f...
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Background Prenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms have significantly increased since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic In addition, home confinement regulations have caused a drastic increase in time spent sedentary. Online group fitness classes may be an effective strategy that can increase maternal physical activity levels and im...
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Adherence may be an important factor to consider when interpreting the results of an exercise intervention. This article will discuss the importance of measuring and reporting adherence to exercise interventions that are designed to improve targeted health outcomes. Additionally, we will propose and describe a universal method to measure and report...
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The prevalence of prenatal anxiety has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety is associated with other cardiovascular, physiological, and mental illnesses, resulting in adverse health effects for the mother and foetus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of physical activity (PA) during pregnancy on the prevalence of pren...
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Background Physical literacy-focused afterschool activity programs (ASAPs) can be an effective strategy to improve children’s health-related parameters. We sought to compare physical activity, body composition, aerobic capacity, and fundamental movement skills between physical literacy-focused ASAP and a standard recreational ASAP. Method A pre–po...
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Prenatal physical activity (PA) may mitigate adverse outcomes that have increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including poor maternal mental health. This study explored the perspectives of prenatal healthcare providers (PHCP) on maternal PA during the pandemic and identified resources providers would like to have to inform clinical dis...
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As the growing weight stigma literature has developed, one critically relevant and vulnerable population has received little consideration-pregnant and postpartum women. Because weight fluctuations are inherent to this life phase, and rates of prepregnancy overweight and obesity are already high, this gap is problematic. More recently, however, the...
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The objective of this research brief was to assess if prenatal weight stigma is a predictive factor for perinatal complications compared to pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI). Data were assessed from 358 women. Results indicated weight stigma concerns increased the odds of gestational diabetes, with a stronger association than BMI.
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Physical activity (PA) during pregnancy provides both maternal and fetal health benefits. It has been theorized that myokines, peptides secreted by contracting skeletal muscle, may play an important mechanistic role in facilitating the health benefits obtained from prenatal exercise. The objective of this review was to synthesize the current litera...
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BACKGROUND Guidelines on physical activity/exercise during pregnancy recommend all women without contraindications engage in regular physical activity to improve both their own health and the health of their baby. Many women are uncertain how to safely engage in physical activity/exercise during this life-stage and are increasingly using mobile app...
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Background: Guidelines for physical activity and exercise during pregnancy recommend that all women without contraindications engage in regular physical activity to improve both their own health and the health of their baby. Many women are uncertain how to safely engage in physical activity and exercise during this life stage and are increasingly...
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Despite the health benefits of movement, physical activity (PA) promotion is insufficiently covered in medical training programs. Given the decreases in PA from the coronavirus pandemic, PA educational training is needed in medical school now more than ever. Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) has designed and delivered workshops that improve physic...
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Aims In accordance with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommendations for exercise during pregnancy, this article provides an evidence-based prescription for a group-based prenatal exercise programme. Methods This prescription has been tested in 21 randomized controlled trials. This short report outlines in detail the se...
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Background The teratogenic risk associated with maternal hyperthermia (i.e., core temperature ≥39.0 °C) has been a crucial motive in understanding thermoregulatory responses in pregnancy. To date, a substantial number of studies have focused on core temperature responses in a wide range of exercise intensities, duration, and ambient temperatures. F...
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The current study explores the motivations underlying tobacco use among varsity athletes. A cross-sectional exploratory mixed method approach was used. Both tobacco users (TU) and non-tobacco users (NTU) completed an online survey of closed and open-ended questions. These questions focused on tobacco use, motivations for tobacco use, teammate and c...
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Objective: To describe the experiences of weight stigma in prenatal clinical settings among high-risk pregnant women living with obesity and to obtain women's perspectives regarding changes to prenatal health care practices that may reduce weight stigma. Design: Qualitative descriptive study. Setting/local problem: High-risk obstetrics clinic....
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Aims An increasingly popular exercise modality for women is high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Limited research has assessed HIIT during pregnancy, and as a result, pregnant women may inquire about HIIT on their own through online searches. The purpose of this study was to systematically search and critically evaluate online resources that wo...
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Initiatives have been implemented to provide training to health care providers (HCPs) on the adverse health outcomes associated with alcohol use during pregnancy, including the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The purpose of this exploratory study was to compare two cross-sectional data sets of HCP perspectives over 15 years. In 2002...
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PurposeLimited research has measured the effect of physical activity (PA) interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among pre-school-aged children. This study evaluates the effect of the Activity Begins in Childhood (ABC) cluster-randomized controlled trial designed to increase PA in the ages 3–5 years on HRQoL.Methods This was a clus...
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There has been much consideration over whether exogenous ketone bodies have the capacity to enhance exercise performance through mechanisms such as altered substrate metabolism, accelerated recovery, or neurocognitive improvements. This systematic review aimed to determine the effects of both ketone precursors and monoesters on endurance exercise p...
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Women who have an overweight or obese pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) may be recommended to lose weight before pregnancy, however the association of preconception weight fluctuations and prenatal adherence to nutrition and exercise recommendations with gestational weight gain (GWG) have not been assessed. One hundred women with a pre-pregnancy...
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Objectives: The present study analyzed the association between (i) eating habits during pregnancy, (ii) advice from family or friends about gestational weight gain (GWG), and iii) personal effort to stay within weight gain limits, and meeting GWG recommendations. Methods: Participants included pregnant and postpartum women who completed the vali...
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Taking a patient-oriented approach to developing lifestyle interventions includes incorporating the patient into the program’s design, delivery, and evaluation. This commentary assumes that a patient-oriented approach has not yet been implemented and tested in exercise-based interventions designed for pregnant women. We outline and define a patient...
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The prevalence of electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as vaping, is a growing public health concern, and there is limited information on the use of these devices during pregnancy. The objective of this rapid review was to summarize the available literature on human studies of the potential maternal or fetal health effects of vaping or women'...
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Introduction: Adherence to physical activity (PA) and gestational weight gain (GWG) recommendations during pregnancy has been shown to improve maternal and fetal health outcomes, including reducing the risk for chronic diseases. Limited research has evaluated the effect of meeting PA in combination with GWG recommendations on placental efficiency...
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Background: Exercise is known to improve the health of the pregnant woman and her child. Studies that have evaluated physiological parameters during prenatal exercise have conflicting results. Better understanding of these physiological responses can modify exercise prescriptions, safety, and monitoring strategies. We examined the association betw...
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Background: Substance abuse in pregnancy increases the chance of physical and neurobehavioral disabilities as well as many other undesirable fetal outcomes. In nonpregnant populations, physical exercise has shown to be an effective adjunctive therapy option for substance use disorders. Given the known positive maternal and fetal physiological and...
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Background Physical activity during pregnancy is associated with several health benefits for the mother and child. However, very few women participate in regular physical activity during pregnancy. eHealth platforms (internet and mobile apps) have become an important information source for pregnant women. Although the use of pregnancy-related apps...
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Background: Research on sedentary behavior and effects on maternal and newborn outcomes has been inconclusive. The objective of this report was to correlate sedentary time with maternal and fetal anthropometric measurements and compare the effect on sedentary time based on meeting prenatal activity guidelines. Methods: Healthy pregnant women (N...
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According to The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease theory, the intra-uterine environment of the developing fetus may impact later life physiology, including susceptibility to chronic disease conditions. Maternal exposures during pregnancy can affect the intra-uterine environment and result in fetal programming for chronic diseases through...
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OBJECTIVE: To elaborate on a rapid review model that can be useful for undergraduate thesis projects (TCC) in Physical Education courses, and for approximate science and professional practice. METHODS: We described the adaptations performed in order to come up with an alternative method to develop rapid reviews in fourth year projects at the underg...
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OBJETIVO: Elaborar um modelo de revisão rápida que pode ser útil para trabalhos de conclusão de curso (TCC) de Educação Física, e para a aproximação entre evidências científicas e prática profissional. MÉTODOS: São descritas as adaptações feitas para criar um método alternativo de condução de revisões rápidas para TCC’s de curso de graduação. RESUL...
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In this commentary, we briefly summarize knowledge on stigma associated with human papillomavirus (HPV). In addition, we provide suggestions for health care providers to de-stigmatize HPV and improve the delivery of care.
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Introduction Women who are pregnant in rural communities are disproportionally impacted by obesity and sedentary behavior, and this could be related to having negative beliefs about exercise during pregnancy, leading to inactivity. The purpose of this study was to identify self‐reported beliefs about exercise among pregnant women in a rural communi...
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Background Previous literature supports exercise as a preventative agent for prenatal depression; however, treatment effects for women at risk for prenatal depression remain unexplored. The purpose of the study was to examine whether exercise can lower depressive symptoms among women who began pregnancy at risk for depression using both a statistic...
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Background: The authors examined whether or not ≤3 days wearing Actical® accelerometers provided acceptable results in comparison with the recommendation of ≥4 days in women across gestation. Methods: A total of 26, 76, and 57 participants at early, mid, and late pregnancy, respectively, were assessed. Participants were instructed to wear the de...
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Background Adhering to nutrition and exercise recommendations simultaneously during pregnancy may be challenging. The purpose was to examine adherence to the sequential introduction of nutrition and exercise behaviors during pregnancy in comparison with a simultaneous approach. Method A randomized controlled trial including nutrition and exercise...
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The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesise and evaluate the literature on the effects of classroom-based dynamic seating interventions on academic-related outcomes, among school-aged children and adolescents. A secondary aim was to examine the effects of interventions on students’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels. In Se...
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Physical activity during pregnancy is known to bring benefits not only for the mother but also for the fetus. Water-based exercises have been recommended as an adequate modality of exercise during pregnancy, however, no meta-analysis has analyzed the effects of water exercise programs on maternal weight gain and fetal outcomes including birthweight...
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INTRODUCTION This study aims to determine if smokers at post-secondary campuses are more likely to adhere to smoke-free zones (areas where smoking is not permitted) or smoking zones (areas where smoking is permitted) based on preference and effectiveness. METHODS A self-reported survey was developed and administered at two postsecondary institution...
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Introduction This study aims to determine if smokers at post-secondary campuses are more likely to adhere to smoke-free zones (areas where smoking is not permitted) or smoking zones (areas where smoking is permitted) based on preference and effectiveness. Methods A self-reported survey was developed and administered at two postsecondary institutio...
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Almost the entire female body naturally modifies and changes during pregnancy, and in many cases these modifications occur normally; however there may be imbalances that occur that can cause complications or pathologies.
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Objective To examine the relationships between prenatal physical activity and prenatal and postnatal urinary incontinence (UI). Design Systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studies of all designs were included (except c...
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Objective We aimed to identify the relationship between maternal prenatal exercise and birth complications, and neonatal and childhood morphometric, metabolic and developmental outcomes. Design Systematic review with random-effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibil...
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Objective To examine the influence of prenatal exercise on depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Design Systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studies of all designs were included (except cas...
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Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the relationship between prenatal exercise and glycaemic control. Design: Systematic review with random-effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources: Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria: Studies of all designs were in...
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The objective is to provide guidance for pregnant women and obstetric care and exercise professionals on prenatal physical activity. The outcomes evaluated were maternal, fetal or neonatal morbidity, or fetal mortality during and following pregnancy. Literature was retrieved through searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database of System...
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Objective Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), gestational hypertension (GH) and pre-eclampsia (PE) are associated with short and long-term health issues for mother and child; prevention of these complications is critically important. This study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationships between prenatal exercise an...
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Objective Gestational weight gain (GWG) has been identified as a critical modifier of maternal and fetal health. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationship between prenatal exercise, GWG and postpartum weight retention (PPWR). Design Systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Online dat...
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Objective This article presents the state of knowledge related to the impact of exercise on gestational weight gain and birth weight. Transcendence of baby weight Birth weight is an important indicator of intrauterine environment and maternal and newborn health. There are several factors that can affect birth weight including mother's pre-pregnanc...
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The objective is to provide guidance for pregnant women and obstetric care and exercise professionals on prenatal physical activity. The outcomes evaluated were maternal, fetal or neonatal morbidity, or fetal mortality during and following pregnancy. Literature was retrieved through searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE,
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Objective The purpose of this review was to investigate the relationship between prenatal exercise, and low back (LBP), pelvic girdle (PGP) and lumbopelvic (LBPP) pain. Design Systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studi...
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Objective To perform a systematic review of the relationships between prenatal exercise and maternal harms including labour/delivery outcomes. Design Systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Datasources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studies of all designs were incl...
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Objective Theoretical concerns regarding the supine position at rest due to the gravid uterus obstructing aorta and vena caval flow may impinge uterine blood flow (UBF) to the fetus and maternal venous return. Design Systematic review. Data sources Online databases up to 11 December 2017. Study criteria Eligible population (pregnant without cont...
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Objective To investigate the relationships between exercise and incidence of congenital anomalies and hyperthermia. Design Systematic review with random-effects meta-analysis . Data sources Online databases were searched from inception up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studies of all designs were eligible (except case studies and...
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Objective To perform a systematic review of the relationship between prenatal exercise and fetal or newborn death. Design Systematic review with random-effects meta-analysis and meta-regression. Data sources Online databases were searched up to 6 January 2017. Study eligibility criteria Studies of all designs were included (except case studies)...
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Objective: The objective is to provide guidance for pregnant women, and obstetric care and exercise professionals, on prenatal physical activity. Outcomes: The outcomes evaluated were maternal, fetal, or neonatal morbidity or fetal mortality during and following pregnancy. Evidence: Literature was retrieved through searches of Medline, EMBASE,...
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Objectif: L'objectif est de guider les femmes enceintes et les professionnels de l'obstétrique et de l'exercice en ce qui concerne l'activité physique prénatale. RéSULTATS: Les issues évaluées étaient la morbidité maternelle, fœtale ou néonatale et la mortalité fœtale pendant et après la grossesse. DONNéES: Nous avons interrogé MEDLINE, Embase, Ps...