Fact 1. They can get out of shape from your sleep.
Sleeping facedown won’t deflate your breasts, but it can make them misshapen over time. The best sleeping position is to sleep on your side, with a pillow under them for support as you sleep.
Fact 2. They hate to bounce around.
Running and aerobics can cause your breasts to bounce around, inadequate support will result in breast sagging earlier, and breast pain the next day. Wear a sturdier sports bra that has underwire and moulded cups, no matter what your size.
Fact 3. But the right exercise can give them a little lift.
Breasts contain no muscle tissue, so there’s no exercise that can change their shape. But you can make them look firmer or perkier by regularly exercising the pectoral muscle Push-ups and chest presses are your best boobs boosting bets.
Fact 4. Breasts get fatter as you get older.
When you’re in your twenties, your mammary glands are comprised of fat, milk glands and collagen. As you get older, the collagen and milk glands get replaced by – you guessed it – more fat. Unfortunately, the fat doesn’t make the breasts larger. It makes them sag more. (Note – don’t think that the extra fat in the breast makes you weigh a lot more. Breast fat doesn’t add that much girth to your body. An “A” cup weighs in at a quarter of a pound while a “D” cup is about one pound.)
Fact 5. Watch out, they can get sunburned even if you’re not topless.
Apply sunscreen lotion with a minimum SPF 15 plus UVA and UVB protection each time you hit the great outdoors in your bathing suit. Without it, premature wrinkling and brown spots most probably will find their way onto your precious pair.
Fact 6. Cleavage is not determined by breast size.
2 women with same cup size may not have the same cleavage. Woman’s breasts that are fuller in the middle will have greater cleavage. Woman with only an A or B cup but with her breasts naturally set close together, can have nice cleavage too. In addition, if your body is narrow below your shoulders, you’ll have an easier time creating a deeper valley between your 2 peaks.
Fact 7. The left is usually larger.
No two breasts are exactly the same size, and it is usually your left breast that is bigger than the right side. However, often the difference is so slight, you’d never notice they are of different sizes.
Fact 8. Take them to see your doctor at the right time.
Because your boobs are at their smoothest and least tender the week after your period, it’s the best time to have your doctor check out any unusual lumpiness or swelling.
This Oct, AliceWonders.com reminds to all women (and men!) to conduct regular breast self examination i.e. "check your boobies". You can even join in our campaign here
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