Here at Molly T., we like to think that pretty much anyone with breasts gets the problem we're trying to solve.
Even the Gray Lady weighed in.
Recently(ish), The New York Times published a story with the headline How Breast Size Affects How Women Exercise. Informed by a new study, the Times explains that regardless of cup size, breasts move and “often become painful during and after workouts.”
Hear that? That’s the reverberating “no, sh*t” women everywhere said upon reading.
Research reveals that basically, the bigger your breasts (and remember, breasts grow throughout the course of your life), the less likely you are to move faster than a brisk, bounce-minimalizing walk.
Considering this is news to no one bearing breasts, let’s take a look at this article from 2014 whose headline swiftly sums it up: Two reasons a fifth of women don’t work out: their BREASTS.
This piece zeros in on the potential harm and permanent damage millions of women face working out without proper support:
“When the breasts are not supported appropriately and there is tension on the ligaments and skin of the breast, it can result in strain and over time this may lead to a stretching of the breasts natural support, which could lead to permanent breast damage.”
Soreness in your breasts is not akin to that burns-so-good in your bum feeling post-workout.
On the contrary, pain can be a tell-tale sign of sad, saggy boobs in years to come if not tenderly tended to.
That said, listen to your breasts and let this be a reminder of the importance of finding a sports bra that offers the right kind of support -- one that limits motion where things *actually* move.
See how Molly T. keeps things in place.
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