Some tips for women who have sore breasts from running and doing other athletic activities from Runners World.
A unique problem experienced by women who are active is breast pain from athletic activity. For many women, the search for the perfect supportive bra that allows a pain free workout can be a frustrating experience.
The pace at which you run may have little or no effect on he amount of movement of the breasts according to Runners World. If you think about it, running is a body movement with the leg coming forward while the opposite arm goes backward. This moves the upper torso backward creating the movement at the chest wall of the breast tissue.
The closer the breast tissue is held to the chest wall, the more comfort you are likely to have as this will reduce the amount of movement of the tissue. For small breasted women, it is a small problem to solve but for larger chested women, finding the right bra can be very difficult if near impossible.
Runner’s World discusses this problem and offers some sensible advice for athletic women. Check out the article below.
8 Things to Know About Running and Your Breasts Strong support is key to happy miles.
By Sarah Lorge Butler
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Breasts: They don’t do anything to help your running. They just hitch a ride and get in the way—requiring their own special equipment and in some cases, causing discomfort.
In a 2013 study of female runners at the London Marathon, 32 percent said they experienced occasional pain in their breasts. Of those, 17 percent sometimes cut back on their training because of breast pain.
But the news is not all bad. Researchers continue to study breast motion during sports, bra technology is improving all the time, and evidence is growing that running is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself from breast cancer.
Here’s what scientists know—and what runners should, too—about taking care of your pair.