If you maintain a regular yoga practice, you might want to thank your mother. Children of moms who remained active during pregnancy tend to be more physically active themselves, suggests preliminary research from Baylor College of Medicine. And observational studies have also shown mom’s healthy habits continue to rub off after the baby is born, increasing chances for a lifelong predisposition to exercise.

This article was first published in the print edition of Yoga Journal Singapore, which is now Yogahood Online