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Did you know that breasts can move from a minor 4cm during a walk, to an eye watering 15cm when running!

Failing to wear a well fitted and supportive sports bra during exercise can lead to temporary pain. As well as permanent breast damage whether you have experienced pain or not. This applies to both small and large breasts. An A cup needs just as much support as a GG cup!

Reduce Pain and Discomfort During Exercise

Research has shown that wearing a supportive and good fitting sports bra will increase your efficiency and enjoyment of your workout. Check out my blog ’10 Common Sports Bra Fitting Problems and How to Solve Them’ to ensure you are wearing a good fitting sports bra.

A good sports bra will reduce breast movement which means less pain and discomfort. Good sports bras are also made from ‘sweat wicking’ fabrics. These assists in keeping you dry and comfortable while exercising. This helps prevent chafing problems that may develop during prolonged activity wearing a ‘damp’ bra.

Prevent Permanent Damage and Sagging

Breasts are made of mostly mammary glands and soft tissue with limited support structures called Coopers Ligaments. A supportive and well-fitting sports bra will protect your breasts and minimise damage to the soft tissue and Coopers Ligaments.

Coopers Ligaments supports the breast tissue and help “keep the girls up”. Think of a simple rubber band…if continually stretched and stretched it will become longer and will not bounce back. This same principle applies to the Coopers Ligaments and surrounding skin when your breasts are not properly supported during exercise.

When you participate in even mild exercise your breasts will bounce and it is this action that can damage soft tissue and stretch the delicate Coopers Ligaments in your breasts.  This can cause sagging and permanent breast damage.  This applies to small breasts too.

This means that breast support that comes from your sports bra is extremely important. Especially during exercise. Even the smallest cup sizes can experience permanent tissue damage over time if you neglect to give them the right support.

Breasts move in three dimensions during physical activity. Up and down, side to side and in and out. As such, finding a sports bra that limits motion in all directions will provide the most protection from sagging and pain.

The only time your breasts are not moving is when you’re standing or lying down. You should consider wearing a sports bra when you’re doing any kind of activity including walking and yoga.

Don’t Overdo It

It is important to remember that wearing a worn-out sports bra can also lead to breast pain and ligament damage. s it will no longer have the same level of support.

To help you stay comfortable and supported while you exercise, replace your sports bra every 9-12 months.  A sports bra should never have a birthday!

Yours in support.

Amy x

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