Strategies Adopted by Women of Rural and Urban Areas for Weight Losspost-Pregnancy

Authors

  • Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 ; Timsy2 ; Nitika Choudhary3 , Shivani Rana3 , Sonaly Robinson3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2298

Keywords:

Diet, Exercise, Gestational Weight gain, Obesity, Postnatal Weight loss, Pregnancy,Weight Loss.

Abstract

Pregnancy is the most important and pleasurable moment in a woman’s life when along with the bliss
of motherhood, they also tend to gain extra weight. In the field of medicine, health, or physical fitness,
weight loss refers to a reduction of the total body mass utilizing various weight loss techniques. Gaining an
adequate amount of weight during pregnancy is essential, but it is also crucial that one should lose the extra
pounds to decrease the chances of obesity. The study was conducted to assess the strategies used by nursing
mothers to reduce their weight after pregnancy residing in rural and urban areas. The study was conducted
to find out the strategies adopted by nursing mothers for weight loss. A self-structured checklist having 27
items of common strategies used for weight loss was used to collect data from the participants. The results
revealed that nursing mothers residing in the urban area adopted a higher number of weight-loss strategies
as compared to nursing mothers residing in the rural area. The findings of the study that the nursing mother
residing in the urban area adopted more weight-loss strategies as compared to nursing mothers residing in
the rural area. Level of Evidence: Level III, Evidence obtained from well-designed cohort or case-control
analytic studies

Author Biography

Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 ; Timsy2 ; Nitika Choudhary3 , Shivani Rana3 , Sonaly Robinson3

1
Nursing Tutor, 2Assistant Professor, 3B.Sc. Nursing IVth Year Students, Chitkara School of Health Sciences,
Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 ; Timsy2 ; Nitika Choudhary3 , Shivani Rana3 , Sonaly Robinson3. (2021). Strategies Adopted by Women of Rural and Urban Areas for Weight Losspost-Pregnancy. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 161-167. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2298

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