Most girls will know that exercising can have a painful impact on your chest. It’s important to make sure your assets are protected as excessive movement and lack of proper care can result in back pain, chest pain and irreversible sag.
It doesn’t mean you have to stop working out or exercising, while excess movement can have a detrimental effect on your chest, there are simple things you can do to help ease the pain of working out with boobs and to reduce the chance of negative impact on the perkiness of your breasts.
Here are a few of the easiest things you can do to support your assets when you’re working out.
Go for low-impact
Low-impact doesn’t need to mean low-effort. Where high-impact focuses on big movements with lots of energy and bouncing around, low-impact focuses on working muscles to the max without the act of moving your body too much.
It may sound untrue, but low-impact ca be just as testing as high impact. When you focus on the muscle that you’re working and the strain of this focus, it can be just as good of a workout as a high-energy jump around.
Try yoga or barre for a workout that will get you sweating without bouncing your chest too much. Or try Pilates for something a little more high energy.
Protect Your Assets
Finding and purchasing the right sports bra is essential to making sure your assets are protected from excess movement and unwanted bounce. Depending on your size and structure of your chest, you may need a specialist sports bra to ensure that everything is packed in tight. Excess movement can cause pain and may eventually lead to irreversible sagging.
The Boobuddy is designed to work in tandem with your sports bra to prevent bounce when you participate in high-impact exercises and workouts. It works by strapping down the top of your chest to comfortably confine ‘the girls’ and minimise all movement.
If you’re not looking for an accessory, you may be tempted to double up on a sports bra. This si fine and won’t damage your chest, but it may feel a little tight and uncomfortable. If you do choose to go for this method, have one in a slightly larger size to accommodate for the extra bulk of material.
Eat a low-fat diet
Eating a low-fat diet is recommended by most health professionals, but it can also help in relieving breast pain! Boobs are made up of many things, but mainly they are made of fat. We’re not suggesting you try to reduce your cup size, but a low fat diet can help to reduce any excess bulk that is stored on your chest.
Eating a low fat diet can help to break down the excess in your boobs while still providing you with nutrition. Less fat in the boobs means less ‘wobbly’ bits to move around during exercise, less movement = less pain.
Staying hydrated while exercising is always a must, but it can also help to relieve pain and keep your boobs healthy. Breast skin tends to be neglected in everyday routines, but it can become dehydrated and dry if it is ignored too much.
Make sure you always drink plenty of water while exercising.