Re­lieve your up­per back

Mother & Baby (UK) - - LIFE & KIDS -

Your up­per back mus­cles work hard to sup­port the weight of your breasts dur­ing preg­nancy, and can con­tinue to feel achy if you breast­feed your baby. This ex­er­cise will build strength, im­prove your pos­ture and re­lease ten­sion in your up­per back, while also strength­en­ing your bi­ceps and chest mus­cles to help you lift and carry your baby.

1

Take your arms out to the sides, then bend your el­bows to cre­ate a 90-de­gree an­gle so your hands are by your ears.

2

Push your arms up, keep­ing your el­bows soft at the top, mak­ing sure you don’t arch your lower back, then re­turn to your start­ing po­si­tion.

For more in­ten­sity, hold a pair of hand weights or use two small wa­ter bot­tles.

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