Table 4

Reported barriers to physical activity among focus group participants with a history of gestational diabetes


Representative Quotes

Lack of motivation/Fatigue

"Getting up and off the couch and motivated."

"Tired both physically and mentally."

Time constraints related to children

"Kids schedules, carting kids around to their sports events, childcare."

Time constraints

"No time to fit exercise into your daily hectic life."

"I have a gym in my building and I still don't have the time to exercise!"

Financial constraints

"Joining a gym is expensive."

Nicklas et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-23

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