As Spring approaches huge numbers of us up the ante in our exercise programmes. Whilst I applaud shedding a few pounds and improving cardiovascular fitness PLEASE give some thought to your poor Cooper’s Ligaments during this season’s escalating activity agendas!
Acting as natural breast scaffolding, the Cooper’s Ligament is a thin collection of connective tissue that attaches to the collar bone and the underlying connective tissue of the major chest muscle known as the pectorals.
A good, supportive sports bra is a must even if you have a naturally small A breast cup. A plain crop top isn’t really good enough as once these ligaments are damaged they can’t be repaired. Again, prevention is better than cure…
A study by the University of Portsmouth’s Breast Health research group found that during exercise, breasts don’t just bob up and down but actually move through a complicated figure of eight pattern – and this is the same whether walking or jogging.
So, enjoy your Spring exercise programme but remember it’s not all about the muffin top this exercise season – the breasts need some TLC too!