Physical Activity Resources from the Move Your Way Campaign

Health and Wellness Postpartum Pregnancy

What's your move?

Move Your Way, developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is the promotional campaign for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity. The campaign offers many free resources to help pregnant and postpartum women find the facts and tips they need to get active.

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Women During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period:

  • Women should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity a week during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preferably, aerobic activity should be spread throughout the week.
  • Women who habitually engaged in vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or who were physically active before pregnancy can continue these activities during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • Women who are pregnant should be under the care of a health care provider who can monitor the progress of the pregnancy. Women who are pregnant can consult their health care provider about whether or how to adjust their physical activity during pregnancy and after the baby is born.

Materials for During and After Pregnancy

Find a wide range of resources to download and share with WIC moms to help them better understand the amount and types of physical activity recommended during and after pregnancy. Such as: 

👀 Looking for more resources to help promote physical activity among participants and help them add or increase the physical activity in their lives?  Check these out:

Healthy Tips for Active Play (in English and Spanish) that WIC agencies can download.

Team Nutrition resources for kids and families:

CDC’s Physical Activity page offers:

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site (available in Spanish) offers a page dedicated to Physical Activity for People with Disabilities.