We all know that inevitable ageing does us no favours when it comes to keeping our breasts looking up. Gravity sucks. Breasts are made of fat and ligaments, not muscle, so no amount of exercise will strengthen the breasts. In fact, leading an active lifestyle without giving your breasts adequate support can not only cause pain but can also speed up irreversible breast sag.
WHAT CAUSES BREASTS TO SAG?
Breasts consist mainly of mammary glands and soft tissue with limited support provided by delicate Coopers Ligaments and the surrounding skin. Research shows that breast movement during exercise results in tension and strain on these ligaments. The thin delicate strands of the ligaments are simply not strong enough to cope with this strain. Think of the Coopers Ligaments and skin like a simple rubber band….if repeatedly stretched the rubber band will eventually not bounce back to its original size.
Although breast size does make a difference as bigger breasts move more, it’s a fallacy that this only relates to bigger breasts and intensive activity. Small breasts have the same delicate ligaments and breasts can move as much during a jog as they do during a sprint.
When you participate in even mild exercise your breasts will move and it is this movement that can damage soft tissue and stretch the delicate Coopers Ligaments in your breasts, resulting in irreversible sagging.
All this ligament stretching can be painful. Do you suffer from breast pain during exercise? You are not alone, even the most experienced athletes can suffer from breast pain. A study of 1,400 female marathon runners found that almost two thirds suffered breast pain while running.
HOW DOES THE PINKCLOVER BREASTBAND HELP?
The above mentioned university research concludes that “Reducing strain across the mid and upper parts of the breast will reduce the risk of damage to the internal structures of the breast”. Great news…the PINKCLOVER Breastband adds compression across the top of the breasts in the area recognised helping reduce breast movement in all directions.
Reduce damaging breast movement and keep your breasts happy and healthy.
Sports bras offer great support around the breast, which is incredibly important, however most will not completely prevent upward movement and bounce. The PINKCLOVER Breastband is incredibly effective at reducing breast bounce during all types of activity. It even helps to ensure your breasts are contained during inverted yoga moves!
Knowing your breasts are being looked after allows you to focus on your own form and movement during any activity. Teaming the Breastband with your favourite sports bra ensures complete all round support, allowing you to be active with confidence…lose the bounce and focus on you!
WHAT DO I WEAR WITH THE PINKCLOVER BREASTBAND?
The PINKCLOVER Breastband can be worn directly over a sports bra or crop, regular bra or maternity bra. We recommend wearing the Breastband with a good sports bra. The bra provides essential support around the breast while the Breastband reduces upward movement and bounce, optimising support in all directions and maximising your comfort during exercise.
The Breastband is worn across the upper part of your breasts. Check out our Fitting Page for more info.