As its Breast Cancer Awareness Month I thought Id share my bits about tits.
You may or may not know this but I had a boob job coming up to 3 years ago.
Yep they’re fake.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t move.
I still need to wear a bra.
And it’s a tight fitting one at that.
You see, even though they are designed to stay upright and perky, and look like they did pre-children, they still need to be supported and treated like any other boobs.
Especially when it comes to training.
When I shop, I spend most of my time browsing sports bras than I do anything else.
Always searching for the next best design.
I constantly see women in the gym or at classes, clinging on to their chest, avoiding 2 black eyes at the end of their session!
I just think, “Get a better Bra!”
I’ve even seen some ladies wearing 2, even 3 bras to support them!!
Yeah I know they are not the cheapest item of clothing out there, but wouldn’t you rather spend a little more money supporting your assets than having them bouncing all over the place causing them to sag!
Every running stride, your breasts move not only up and down, but also side to side and in and out, like a butterfly pattern.
Unsupported the average A cup travels about an inch and a half in each direction, and a D cup bounces 2 to 3 inches.
Those women who are larger, think how far they travel??
Wearing the right bra can reduce pain and movement by 50%.
So how do you go about picking the right bra?
Firstly, if you can, get yourself fitted professionally. It’s worth it to know what the right size is for you and also what style of bra that suits your shape.
When trying a bra on, go with the very last hook. If you are looking side on in a mirror, the underband should lie flat from front to back like a horizon.
If it rises at the back then its too big and you should go down a band size.
Looking at the bra from the front, the cups should be smooth and wrinkle free.
They should cover the whole breast tissue.
If there is any spilling over the sides then it doesn’t fit.
It’s important to try on a variety of different sizes from different brands.
We all know that sizes can differ greatly from store to store.
I personally love Nike bras.
They are not too expensive; they are a great fit, and they last a long time.
They don’t lose their elasticity and keep me well and truly tucked in.
Plus they have loads of funky designs.
Great for smaller chested women.
Those ladies who have more than a handful then I would opt for a Shock absorber.
They have a great selection of run bras, which are designed for high impact and give maximal support.
And again have a great selection of colours.
They are a little more expensive but its better to be supported than have your boobs swinging at your ankles.
So Ladies, support your fellow ladies.
Treat them like you would treat your face to the best makeup.
Maria “lifted” Campbell