To continue on from last weeks on post on posture in pregnancy, just a quick look at #kyphotic posture that can occur in pregnancy and in women with larger breasts or men who over train chest for example. It is the curvature in the spine at the top which can cause the chest to be weak and give a hunch look and tighten the back muscles giving upper back pain as well as other pains. The Kyphotic induced posture can occur in pregnancy due to the increase in larger chest size that is getting ready for the birth of you baby for obvious reasons ;).
How you want to go about correcting that and alleviating pain ( as I have often found myself hunching these days) is stretching the chest and working on exercising your upper back muscles and shoulders which help to open up your chest and correct this. Due to continuing with my weight training during pregnancy this has almost certainly helped me with those annoying pains. I love working on my back at the gym I do things like pull downs, seated rows, single arms rows. But if your home or new to exercising whilst exercising check out the pics for some ideas to work the upper back and shoulders at home.
When training its necessary to create a balanced program and not over work one muscles. Before pregnancy I didn’t do a terrible lot of benching exercises as women have the extra weight in the chest it can increase this rounded posture so I kept my chest exercises in mind of that.
Unwilling to part with expensive prices. We had been using the cheap coconut oil on the right. We decided to start cooking with coconut oil because coconut oil is one of the few oils that is not damaged when heated to temperatures used in cooking, frying, and baking. Corn, soy, sunflower, canola, and safflower oils undergo detrimental changes when heated to cooking, frying, or baking temperatures . It smelt yummy to when opened while the cheaper one had no smell.
Refined Coconut Oil: A refined coconut oil is usually rather tasteless and odourless. Because it has been refined, it can usually withstand slightly higher cooking temperatures before reaching its smoke point. Refined coconut oils are excellent for cooking foods where you need lots of clean, pure, malleable fat without a dominating coconut flavour. (Think pie crusts or french fries.) Refined coconut oils do not offer the same health benefits of a virgin, completely raw coconut oil, but they are still excellent sources of most of the beneficial fatty acids. Things to watch out for: not all refined coconut oils are alike! Most are refined using a chemical distillation process dependent on lye or other harsh solvents, or they’re made from the rancid oil by products leftover from creating desiccated (dry) coconut flakes. Sadly, these are refined, bleached, and deodorized in an effort to create a palatable product that can be sold to consumers. Many coconut oils are even hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated! (Avoid these at all costs as the hydrogenation process creates synthetic trans-fats.) coconut without the addition of any
Unrefined Coconut Oil An unrefined coconut oil is typically labelled “virgin” or “extra-virgin.” In general, though, virgin and extra-virgin coconut oils are made from the first pressing of fresh, raw coconut without the added chemicals. Source : http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-choose-a-good-coconut-oil