They just hitch a ride and get in the way—requiring their own special equipment and in some cases, causing discomfort. In a 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. Other parts of the body are luckier.
Having big boobs can ruin your health - and could kill you - Mirror Online
Back to Exercise. The movement of a woman's breasts during exercise can range from 4cm during a walk to 15cm when running, researchers have found. This multidirectional movement can cause breast pain, according to research by the University of Portsmouth. Not only can exercising with poorly supported breasts cause pain and sagging, it can cause embarrassment and put women off physical activity. A survey by the university's Research Group in Breast Health RGBH found breasts were the fourth biggest barrier to exercise for women after lack of motivation, time and poor health. Professor Joanna Scurr, who heads the RGBH, says exercising with a well-fitted sports bra is just as important as running in the right type of trainers. This may result in pain, discomfort and irreversible sagging.
Relationship Between Brassiere Cup Size and Shoulder-Neck Pain in Women
Amanda Twiggs says her 40EE breasts made her life a misery but she decided to do something about it. Every time Amanda Twiggs was fitted for a new bra as a teenager, she would burst into tears — because she was always told she needed a size bigger. Amanda worked for four years as a croupier in a casino. It meant standing for up to 16 hours a day, and she says it was agony.
A recent task force has determined that women are at higher risk for developing neck pain than men. What accounts for this gender difference? A number of factors contribute to neck pain including coping skills, personalities, work environments and physical activities. But, as a patient eloquently stated while lifting her shirt, "What about these?