6 Effective, Low-Impact Exercises For Busty Women

27 September 2016

Although large breasts are considered an asset in popular culture, they can quite literally be a pain in the neck, and may pose a serious challenge and hindrance in nearly all aspects of fitness.

Large breasts weigh a lot and can physically get in the way during sports and exercise.

For many women, this is burdensome. A pair of D-cup breasts weighs between six and 10 kilograms – the equivalent of carrying around a small bag of rice.

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A survey conducted by the University of Portsmouth’s Research Group in Breast Healthrevealed that one out of five women say their breasts are what prevented them from crunching it out at the gym. Some women describe the pain as “distressing, horrible or excruciating”, with reports of pain intensifying with every increase in cup size.

“If a lot of pain is encountered during exercise, the problem is due to insufficient or inappropriate support. There are a lot of professional athletes who have large busts. Thus, having a larger and heavier front does not exclude one from being able to exercise,” said Dr Anthony Tang, Specialist in General Surgery & Consultant at Raffles Surgery Centre, Raffles Medical Group.

Women with large breasts may find it uncomfortable to do high-impact exercises that cause their breasts to bounce. However, Dr Tang advised that well-endowed women should not skip exercising entirely.

There are also a lot of different sports and modes of exercise – here are some low-impact activities you can consider adding to your workout regime.

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