Contrary to popular belief, a woman’s enlarged belly developed during pregnancy is not necessarily a result of fat build-up from eating for two or bloating from water retention, but the expansion of the Transverse Abdominal muscle. The transverse abdominal muscle is just that: the muscle in the abdominal area that is shaped (and moves) in a lateral or horizontal direction. Much like a corset, this muscle wraps the waist from the back and around the sides towards the front. As a woman’s pregnancy advances, the transverse abdominal muscle expands or stretches outwards, in tandem with the growth of the foetus, and is later engaged to assist in delivery.
As 2016 kicks off to a new start, many might have set the resolution of keeping fit and exercising more. However, workout injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of experience or level of fitness. The seriousness of injuries can range from minor sprains to more complicated injuries that may require surgery.