No other part of the body is more affected by the force of gravity than the breasts. Saggy breasts are the most listed concerns of women, according to researchers. And for that reason, we have outlined a few tips on how to prevent saggy breast and keep them perky. From the moment a woman’s chest is fully grown, in her late teens to mid-twenties, she faces an uphill battle to defy the downward pull.
Keep Weight Stable
One of the best things you can do for your breasts is to maintain a constant body weight for your height that’s within the recommended range.’ Inconsistent weight gaining or loss due to yo-yo dieting will permanently stretch the supporting skin, leading to a droopier chest. As women become more buxom, they are more likely to face sagging. That’s because the rise is mainly due to an increase in fat content in the breasts-fat is heavier and therefore harder to support.
Don’t be afraid to breastfeed your baby. Contrary to what most women believe, breastfeeding doesn’t cause the breast to sag. Researchers found no difference in the degree of sagging between women who had breastfed and those who had not. Researchers and health and medical personnel strongly encourage breastfeeding especially as the health benefits for the baby far outweigh any possible effects on the breasts.’
There’s both good and bad news when it comes to exercise. The right regime can keep your breasts pert by improving blood supply. While there is no muscle in the breast itself, it is possible to build up the underlying pectorals for a lifting effect. But some activities, particularly running can take their toll on the breast.
For example, when you run without proper support, the breasts bounce in a figure of eight, causing wear and tear on the supporting ligaments. Research shows that that breasts move an average of 10cms up and down, side-to-side, and forwards and backwards. The larger your cup size, the greater the force on the breasts and the more they need to be restrained to avoid damage to connective tissue and ligaments. Your best bet would be to find the perfect support spot bra to keep the breasts stable when exercising.