Here’s a question for you: do you love your boobs? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. It’s a sad fact of life that, except for a few short years, our boobs are rarely where we want them to be and sadder still that they are seldom the size or shape that we would wish for. It’s a bit like Goldilocks and the 3 bears; ‘they’re too big!’ we cry or ‘they’re too small!’ How many of us say ‘they’re just right’? To be honest, how many of us would dare to say that we are perfectly happy with our boobs for fear of getting dagger stares from other women?
If the problem is that Mr Gravity has given your boobs a hammering or having children just seems to have sucked the life out of them, there are some things that you can do to improve the situation. If you’re over 30 it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get back the upwardly pointing perky globes that you had in your late teens but you can try some exercises to stop them hitting your knees 10 years down the line.
Essentially our boobs are just sacks of fat and the heavier they are, the more Mr Gravity will try to drag them downwards. If we are overweight, losing a few pounds will certainly help in that department but we also need to strengthen the muscles in our chest to give us back an element of lift. If you don’t fancy going to the gym, swimming is an absolutely excellent boobercise and you’re not limited to the breast stroke either as crawl and butterfly are also going to really work those pecs!
If you don’t fancy that , here are some other exercises that you can do to help you be perky and proud:
Chest fly with weights and wide armed press-ups will also really get those chest muscles working!
Don’t forget, as our boobs contain ligaments which will stretch over time it’s best that we don’t let them go flying about all over the place so it’s important, especially when running, that we invest in a great fitting and supportive sports bra.
There is nothing worse for our silhouette than an ill fitting bra (or if you’re boobs are heading south, no bra at all). Little tiny scraps of silk and lace with little spaghetti straps may look pretty but they’re not going to keep anything in place if you’re larger than a B cup so speak to someone who knows what they are talking about and have a proper fitting and invest in something that’s best for your shape. (Despite what he might say to the contrary, Dave, the local butcher, is not the ideal person to advise you on underwear!)
This picture brilliantly illustrates the difference that a well fitting bra can make. The boobs are in the right place, there’s no spilling out under the armpits and the straps don’t look like they are trying to cut through the poor woman’s shoulders. Yes it might cost a little more to find your perfect bra but, come on, don’t your boobs deserve it?
If you’re thinking ‘if all else fails I could have a boob lift’ then, yes, that is an option but
- Consider whether or not you want to have your nipples cut off and then stuck back on somewhere else because, apparently, it’s difficult to sort out the sagging without it
- Even if you have implants, that will make no difference to Mr Gravity so, over time, your boobs will still sag.
- As with any surgery, there are risks so have a good think about that before going under the knife
So, there are things we can do to fight the sag but, at the end of the day, we are who we are and we should love ourselves – boobs and all ;O)