Wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep our perky boobs forever? If there was a way, any women would do what it takes to keep their perky boobs. Unfortunately, sagging is bound to happen sooner or later. As we age, the connective tissues found under our skin loses its elasticity and it stretches out causing the breast to lose its form.
What Causes Breast To Sag?
Time passes and as the natural aging process works its way on your body, your breasts will lose its perkiness. This is just one of the many factors why breasts sag. Here are a few more reasons why it happens:
- You are a smoker. Smoking is not just harmful to your lungs and body but it can also be one of the reasons why your breasts sag. The bad habit contributes to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the two types of protein that is responsible for making your skin strong and elastic. Aside from that, smoking can also restrict the blood vessels which can affect the flow of blood all over your body. When that happens, the tissue and the cells (including the skin cells) will not receive the vitamins and nutrients it needs.
- Yo-yo dieting. You lose a lot of weight and then gain it back again. This cycle is just as harmful to your skin as it is to your health. It completely messes up your metabolic hormones and this could lead to diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. Because of the change in weight, your skin stretches and loses its elasticity eventually causing your breasts to sag.
- You don’t have enough support. It’s either you wear the wrong bra size or you don’t wear one at all. Support is especially necessary when engaging in a physical activity. Without ample support, the Cooper’s ligaments (a type of connective tissue) tends to stretch. No support equals no perky boobs.
Exercises to Keep It Your Perky Boobs
While there are reasons why breasts sag, there are also things that you can do to prevent them from sagging prematurely. These five exercises can give your busts it’s much needed lift by strengthening your pectoral muscles and improving your posture so you don’t have to unnecessarily go under the knife to get back your perky boobs.
You need two dumbbells and a bench. If you don’t have a bench then the floor will do. Grasp the two dumbbells and lie on your back on either the floor or the bench. Lift your knees up on a 90-degree angle. Start with your arms straight parallel to the floor and stretched out. Bring the dumbbells above your chests then lower them again slowly back to your starting position until your feel your chest muscles stretched out.
Push ups are one of the traditional way of improving your chest area. Start by placing both of your palms on the floor, slightly wider than your shoulders. Raise your body by extending your arms and lower yourself down slowly by bending your elbows. If this is too difficult for you, you can do the modified push up.
To do the modified push up, start by lying on your stomach and bending your knees. Then place both of your palms at the side of your shoulders while bending your elbows. Push yourself up by straightening your arms, your weight on your knees and your body is balanced on your palms. Bend down until your upper arms are both parallel to the floor.
Like the pectoral flys, you need a dumbbell and a bench. Lie on your back to the bench and while holding the dumbbell, position your hands to the side with your arms bent. Bring the dumbbells up so your arms are extended over your chest. Then lower them back to your sides and repeat the process.
Dumbbell Lateral Shoulder Raise
Stand up and hold the dumbbells to the sides of your thighs, with your elbows slightly bent. Raise your arms to the sides until your elbows are the same level as your shoulders. Slowly, lower your arms and repeat the movement.
Planking strengthens your core and your lower back. Although this is primarily an abdominal exercise, it is also utilizing the muscles on your legs, chests and shoulders in order to stabilize your body when in position.
From the pushup position, bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle and rest your weight on your elbows. Keep your body in a straight line and hold that position for as long as you can. It may be a little shaky on your first few tries but you will get stronger if you do this regularly. Lower yourself slowly back down and do this again for three to five times.
You may not see immediate results yet but performing these exercises slowly and regularly, you will be able to see the difference. You will not only have perky boobs but a toned body as well. Keep persevering and have that discipline. All of these will pay off in the end. In addition to these exercises, you can also try using breast enhancement creams.