Small or big, breasts are part of body that tends to sag. This is caused by many factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, getting older or loosing weight quickly. Gravity begins to take its toll to your body and here you have to think about preventing sagging breast or work hard to firm them naturally.
Breasts themselves are made up of glands and fatty tissue, so to tone up them you have to work for the underlying muscles. There are also so many creams in markets or pharmacy that promise to firm, lift and regain elasticity but once the elasticity is lost, is not so easy to regain it.
The best choices to firm and tone your breast without surgery are:
Wear a supportive bra especially during exercising because it supports your breast tissue perfectly. During night keep your breast lifted and if you feel uncomfortable, lay on your back to keep weight off your breast and to prevent sagging.
Be careful while loosing weight. Yes it helps giving breasts a defined shape because when is overweight they tend to sag faster, but rapid weight loss is harmful. It reduces the firmness of the breasts. If you want to lose weight without risking breasts sagging, concentrate on a balanced diet and moderate exercise, reduce your daily calories by 500 which is a healthy way to lose fat and prevent breast sagging, loosing skin elasticity or getting stretch marks.
Keep your breast moisturized and massage daily with lotion. It helps to increase the firmness and improve the texture. Even tea tree, shea oil, olive oil or ice cubes has shown to have toning and firming effects on breast. The last one, ice cubes help to lift up and tighten the skin of breasts. Take two cubes of ice and massage with circles movements for at least one minute for 3 times a week.
Exercising is very important and helps a lot to have the breast you ever wanted. The breast themselves don’t have muscles but exercising the pectoral and back muscles that provide lift and support will help. Start with strength training performing two sets of 10 repetitions of each exercise at least twice a week.
The best exercises to tone and firm breast:
Push-ups are one of exercises that help most in breast toning muscles. Lie face down on the ground, with feet hip-width apart and hands slightly wider than shoulder width, also contract your abdominal and back muscles. Lower your body but don’t touch the floor. If you are a beginner bend knees or use chair or desk. Do 2 sets of 10 repetitions each and have a rest of 30 seconds between each set.
- Butterfly presses
This exercise needs dumbbells of 4-5 lbs. Lie on your back and with arms straight raise the dumbbells gradually from the sides to center. Lower arms back in the starting position while you feel the pectoral muscles working and do three sets of 10 repetitions each.
- Dumbbell bench press
The same weights and position as in butterfly presses but the arms should be open perpendicular to the side of the body. Raise the weights over our head with arms straight from the shoulder. Squeeze your pectoral muscles while lowering the weights to chest. Raise the weights back to the starting position. Do two sets of 10 repetitions.
- Arm circling
It’s an effective and very simple exercise that helps to develop your pectoral muscles. Make 10 circles moving arms forward and 10 moving backward.
Have you ever seen an Olympic swimmer with sagging breast? I guess not. That’s because swimming continuously doesn’t let breast to sag. It requires the pectoral muscles to work continually that makes your boobs uplift and toned up. Besides that, swimming has so many health and beauty benefits.