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Breast Pain and Exercise

Reading an article from the New York Times, The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise,

I wonder how many women chronically experience this issue . . . AND does it ONLY pertain to female runners?

A snippet from the article:
So they surveyed almost 1,300 of the women registered for the race and learned, as their new study, published in March in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, makes clear, that exercise does significantly impact breast pain and vice versa.

It should surprise no one, of course, that exercise influences breasts, just as it does virtually every tissue in the male and female body.

Female breast tissue is unusual, however, being weighty, even in small-breasted women, but with little natural anatomical support. As a result, unconstrained breasts move independently when a woman does, and that movement is exacerbated during exercise.

It seems the more vigorous and strenuous the exercise, the more our bodies respond with soreness and pain in various parts of the body. Maybe the question should be less about the types of exercise women engage in when experiencing soreness and breast pain and MORE about how sports gear should be manufactured to support a woman's lifestyle and figure?

Does breast pain keep YOU from leading an active lifestyle?

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Exercise and Fatigue

Contemplating whether to exercise because you feel too tired?

It's important to figure out why you're tired. Are you:

  • Over-exercising or not exercising enough

  • Coming down with an illness

  • Consuming alcoholic beverages (dehydration increases likelihood of pulling a muscle)

  • Low on essential vitamins and minerals

  • Logging extra hours at work

  • Up more than one night with a kiddo

  • Bored or feeling lazy

As long as you're sure there's no major issue that will cause you physical harm, give yourself 10 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and see how you feel. At the end of 10 minutes and you still feel overly-tired, stop and move on with your day.

Dehydration - drink approximately 64 ounces of water before exercising.

Fatigue - 10 minutes of interval exercises and get a good night of sleep.

Diet - schedule a visit with your general M.D.

Bored - mix up your routine by hunting down a new exercise, sign up with a partner or team, or hire a personal trainer.

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