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Boobs and Exercise!

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Boobs and Exercise

Exercise is a word that some ladies love and some fear, however you feel about it we all know it is good for us…but what about for our boobs?  The thought of them bouncing around while running and instinctively doing that awkward arms crossed across your chest thing to try and hide the bounce and stop the pain.

With a study showing that 88% of adolescent females are wearing a sports bra that does not fit them correctly and 85% did not know the basics of a proper bra fit, we have some facts on why you need to support your girls while exercising.

  1. Breasts are not made up of muscle, so exercise does nothing to make them stronger.  They are made of fat, tissue, milk glands and Coopers Ligaments.
  2. During physical exercise, your boobs can move up and down as much as 14cm due to lack of support. Wow! This not only makes you uncomfortable but also stretches the skin and delicate breast tissue and ligaments which can cause sagging.14cm breast movement
  3. D cup breasts can weigh up to 600grams each, that’s the equivalent of almost 1.2 litres of milk hanging from your chest.   This is a lot of weight on a daily basis, even before adding in movement with exercise, so great support is essential for bigger busted ladies.
  4. Elasticity decreases with age so the older we get the more support we need, especially whilst exercising.
  5. Unsupported, heavy breasts cause slouching and can negatively affect sporting performance. It can also lead to back aches, neck strain and headaches.
  6. Different types of exercise require different levels of support, vertical movement of the body creates more breast movement, running in particular, therefore require more support.

With marathon season upon us, many of you are increasing your training times and boob bounce is real…never fear ladies because we have just the support you need.

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Healthier Easter Recipes

Easter Eggs

Easter is upon us and so are the chocolate and sweet treats that come with it. Yes we all love to indulge in all of the goodness but if you’re wanting a bit more balance over the Easter break then we have some healthy alternatives for you!

Cacao is a great substitute for chocolate, full of vitamins and minerals that help with digestion, blood circulation, cardiovascular health and function and enhance physical and mental wellbeing. It also tastes great! Here are three recipes that use cacao for your Easter cooking inspiration!

Chocolate bites

Ingredients (serves 10)

50 g (1/3 cup melted) cacao butter

25 g (2 tablespoons) coconut oil.

60 g (1 loose cup) raw cacao powder.

1 tablespoon Pureharvest Rice Malt Syrup.


In a medium sized bowl, heat the cacao butter, coconut oil and rice malt syrup over a double boiler until completely melted together.

Remove from heat and stir through the cacao powder ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to stir for a couple of minutes as the mixture begins to drop in temperature.

Spoon approximately one teaspoon of the melted chocolate and place into an Easter themed mold.

Cranberry Ripe

Cranberry Ripe

Ingredients (serves 4)

80g creamed coconut, finely chopped
1 rounded tbsp raw organic coconut oil
1 cup organic dried cranberries
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ tsp vanilla powder
2 tbsp agave

Classic Dark for top and bottom of slice

40g raw cacao liquor, finely chopped
30g raw cacao butter, finely chopped
1 tbsp raw organic coconut oil
¼ tsp vanilla powder
1½ tbsp raw dark agave
1–2 tbsp raw cacao powder


  1. Prepare Classic Dark by melting finely chopped cacao butter and liquor with coconut oil in a glass bowl over boiling water.
  2. Remove from heat. Whisk in all other ingredients, adding raw cacao powder last.
  3. Chill half of prepared raw chocolate in the base of a lined, sealable glass dish. Keep the other half slightly warm.
  4. Process all filling ingredients in a food processor until they are fine and have begun to bind.
  5. Press cranberry mixture firmly onto hardened chocolate.
  6. Spread the remaining chocolate over slice and chill until firm.
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy with your favourite pot of tea, fruit, or simply as is!

chocolate fudge cookie

Cacao Fudge Cookies

Ingredients (makes 24)

1 cup (175g) brown sugar

100g unsalted butter or coconut oil, slightly softened

½ cup (125ml) maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

⅓ cup (35g) raw cacao powder

1 cup (140g) wholemeal spelt flour

½ cup (80g) buckwheat flour

1 egg

150g raw cacao chocolate or dark chocolate, roughly chopped, plus extra, melted, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the sugar, butter, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the cacao, both the flours, the egg and chopped chocolate and mix to combine.


  1. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, flatten slightly and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.


  1. Allow to cool on trays. Drizzle cooled cookies with the extra melted chocolate to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Five new exercises for autumn

Autumn workout

Summer is over for another season and autumn has settled in. We will soon find it hard to leave our cosy beds to go and exercise, but autumn is the perfect time to change up your workouts or try something new. We have listed the workouts we will be hitting up over the cooler months below.


Have you seen this fitness craze? Twerking workshops are the hottest dance fitness and booty building exercise that is sure to give you an amazing cardio workout. The classes combine high intensity interval training with resistance training. You will be a ‘twerk-a-holic’ in no time. If you are on the Gold Coast… hit up

Aerial Yoga

Anti-gravity yoga or “aerial yoga” is a new type of yoga, originating in New York but now practised in several countries. It combines the traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a hammock. Anti-gravity yoga requires a special kind of hammock, which can support up to 300 kilos of weight and allows you to stretch your entire body with each movement.

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Hiking is autumn is the perfect way to get in a workout without getting sunburnt. The Gold Coast Hinterland and neighbouring Scenic Rim, inland from the happening heart of Queensland beach culture, are hubs for unforgettable walks that are suitable for all fitness levels. While you are out and about, you can also enjoy the waterfalls, prehistoric trees amazing views.

Kangoo Jumps

Yes, you read that right. You can now jump around and get sweaty like a kangaroo. This fitness regime is designed for all ages are perfect for cross training activities. Pair your Kangoo shoes with a Pinkclover breastband for maximum support.

Stand up Paddle Board

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Book a local and enjoy a morning of stand up paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Tallebudgera creek. You will learn how to correctly paddle before taking part in a relaxing zen like state with some yoga flow.


Before starting any new exercise, it is important to have the right support. Purchase a Breastband to protect your ‘breast assets’.

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5 Easy ways to start a workout plan, & stick to it!

Make things happen


So you’ve decided to take healthy steps towards a new you – congratulations! Some say the hardest part is getting started, but if your motivation tends to dwindle off after 2 weeks of commitment we’ve got some tips and tricks to keep you on track.

1. Set Goals

This might seem like a simple step, but there’s more to setting goals than just deciding what you want to achieve. Goal setting is a great way to get started, but make sure that the goals you set are achievable. Start by segmenting your larger goal into mini-goals, this way it will be easier to achieve will little milestones along the way.

Make a plan

2. Make a plan

You wouldn’t drive across the country without your GPS on, so why start your health and fitness journey without a plan! Before beginning, sit down and write out how and when you plan to accomplish your goals. Everyday should have a purpose, so make it count!

3. Stay accountable

It’s easy to veer off your path if you aren’t keeping track of how you’re going. Stay accountable by checking in on your goals and plan. If you’ve fallen a little behind schedule, that’s okay! Don’t let a deviation stop you from achieving what you set out to accomplish.

4. Recruit a buddy

A workout buddy can be one of the best forms of motivation. Whether this is an old friend from your childhood or a new friend at the gym, try to work alongside someone else. Try synchronising your goals, or working out together to keep each other on track!

5. Stay Positive!

You’re never fully dressed without a smile! Remember to keep smiling even when it seems like you’re not making the progress you set out to achieve. Every step is a step in the right direction, and with dedication you’ll make it to where you want to be!


With these five easy steps, you’ll be sure to stay on track with your health and fitness journey! Remember to check this blog for future workout tips and motivation, and if support is what you need, your Breastband is always there to lend a helping hand.

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Working out post-partum.

Breastband during pregnancy

One of the biggest concerns for expecting mothers is the anxiety associated with getting that pre-baby body back. These days, largely thanks to social media, women are placing unrealistic expectations on themselves to returning to their pre-baby weight. Although returning to physical activity can be just as beneficial to your emotional wellbeing as it is to your physical wellbeing, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to ensure that you don’t do more harm than good… One very important thing to think about is how to support your breasts.

When paired with a sports bra or crop top the Pinkclover Breastband can reduce the upwards bounce of the breast which helps reduce the strain on breast tissue and helps new mums feel secure and supported when working out.

Founder, Amy Jaffers says the Breastband has given women of all breast sizes a new lease on life but women with DD+ cup breasts are singing the Breastband’s praises even more.

Women who have FF and G cup size breasts have noticed a significant reduction in breast bounce which has led to them increasing the amount they exercise and reducing the need to wear multiple bras when working out.

new mums exercising

Lactation Consultant and Mid-Wife, Tamika Newman says breast support is very important for new mums, as breasts go through dramatic changes with tissue and ligament growth after having a baby.

“It’s important to support the breast tissue during this time to avoid excess strain, which could result in mastitis and blocked milk ducts,” Ms. Newman says.

“New mothers shouldn’t rush back into exercise and listen to their body. That said, gentle exercises like walking can do wonders for a new mum and the Breastband is able to give them added security and support the breast tissue,” Ms. Newman says.

The Breastband is made from soft, breathable fabric to maximise comfort and prevent chafing… which is another worry for the well-endowed.

The team at Pinkclover want women to feel confident and comfortable when exercising and the Breastband provides that security and support.


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Three tips to improve your running.

Tips for running blog


Cardio is hard-io. Many people have a love/hate relationship with running. It’s hard, it’s hot but if you’re looking to trim that waistline it’s a great fitness option. The following tips will help you get the most out of your run and dare we say it…even enjoy it!

1. Accelerations/Decelerations

Break up the monotony of your running by working short sprints into your endurance training on a regular basis. This keeps your running form dynamic and makes you focus on your muscles and how your body is feeling. You won’t make performance gains if you always run at the same speed. So speed up and slow down to keep your body guessing.

2. Hill sprints

Running is not just about endurance training: Your body also requires strength. Why not try hill sprints at the end of a run.  This turns your regular run into a complete cardio and strength workout and helps you run with a more powerful stride.

Trial running


3. Trail running

Take advantage of the benefits of changing surfaces. Every surface has its own unique challenges. Your body must learn to react to them by unconsciously adapting your stride, foot strike and step frequency. This method is guaranteed to spice up your running training and nip boredom in the bud!

Whenever you run, we recommend wearing a Pinkclover Breastband. This clever little accessory keeps your breasts feeling snug and supported.

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