With Olympics fever gripping the nation, sport is set to dominate the headlines in the next few weeks, with health campaigners hoping this will encourage people, including pregnant women, to become more active.
Recent fitness-related headlines have been negative with a study published last week citing "inactivity" as being just as much of a health risk as smoking regularly.
The spotlight also shone on children across the Olympic boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Greenwich, Barking and Dagenham to illustrate the seriousness of childhood obesity. The London Health Observatory figures showed that in four of the six boroughs, six to 12-year-olds are less physically active than elsewhere in London
However, as the week goes by we hope to highlight some truly inspirational fitness and #olympics stories, which we will also post @journalfhc.
We start off with one we hope will inspire all those pregnant ladies feeling sidelined by all the fitness talk. One of the athletes competing in London 2012 is eight months' pregnant!
Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, a member of the Malaysian rifle team, will compete in the women's 10-meter air rifle event. There had been talk of substiuting Nur, a member of the Malaysian rifle team, for another team member, but the fact her fitness and ability level in her sport had IMPROVED during pregnancy meant doctors gave her the green light to fly to Britain to participate.
Nur said: "When I found out that I was pregnant before competing in the Asian meet, I thought that that was the end of my Olympic dream as I will have to turn my attention to the baby," she told The Star, one of Malaysian's leading newspapers.
"But when I eventually qualified for the 10-meter air rifle event on merit, it made me rethink that perhaps I am supposed to go all the way despite my pregnancy."
"The Olympic Games are important to me ... Every athlete dreams of competing at the Olympics. Yes, there will be pressure on me to perform, but I will just focus on my preparation and nothing else."
Posted by Penny Hosie
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