Western women buy sexy lingerie, put it on when they’re feeling seductive, and take it off far too soon — to the point where getting naked can feel like getting down to business. In the tropics, women leave their flowers, ankle bracelets, and toe rings on, and sometimes their sarongs too. A wispy piece of clothing, an adornment or two, can make you feel freer and sexier than wearing nothing at all.
Many environmental agents can cross over the placenta and affect the fetus. Substances in the mother’s blood are readily transferred from the mother’s uterine arteries, across the placental membrane, into the baby’s umbilical vein, and then to the baby’s entire body. Though research has been done on chemical effects on fetal development and birth defects, no solid conclusions have been made about specific chemicals causing birth defects. Still, it’s a good idea to avoid environmental hazards when possible in order to provide the safest conditions for your baby.
You can protect the health of your unborn child by avoiding hazardous chemicals in drinking water , food, air, and home and work environments. Wash fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides and filter your drinking water if you know or suspect it might contain lead or high amounts of chlorine.
Moves, tips and treatment options to keep your back pain-free for life
Get a Stronger, Sexier Back—in Seven Easy Steps
Healthy, pain-free backs don’t just happen. As we age, a lifetime of bad posture and too much sitting catches up with us, weakening some muscles while causing others to tighten. Every back can benefit from a regular exercise program that restores strength, keeps the spine flexible and maintains the natural curves of the neck and middle and lower back. Doing the seven exercises in the The Stronger, Sexier Back Workout will train the muscles that surround your back to build a natural corset, stabilizing the spine. These moves will also stretch tight, overused muscles, allowing you to move with less strain. Warm up first with 10 minutes of brisk walking, cycling or light jogging, and perform the exercises slowly and with control. Do this routine two to three times a week.