Grandma’s workouts may have made you healthier

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School have found that grandmothers’ exercise habits likely impact their grandchildren’s health, a finding with implications for both propagating healthy habits and taming the obesity crisis.

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Using mouse models, new research shows that a grandmother’s exercise during pregnancy may make her grandchildren healthier metabolically, with less body fat, better insulin control and, in some, healthier bones.