K-State Today | Guilt versus gut: Assistant professor helps working mothers find balance with exercise, children.

Guilt is a major obstacle working mothers face for staying active, according to Emily Mailey. She is a Kansas State University assistant professor of kinesiology who researches and develops interventions to promote physical activity among working mothers. “The level of physical activity among working moms is quite low compared to a lot of other populations because there are so many barriers that the moms are trying to overcome,” Mailey said. “They have very limited free time because of work, family and household responsibilities, and on top of all that, they feel guilty for taking time away from their children to do something for themselves.” Continue.