Beautiful Breasts does not mean Beautiful Posture
Increasing the size of breasts actually increases the weight supported by your spine, as well as changes your center of gravity. Studies have found that the size of breasts from a B cup and upwards, have increased postural distortion patterns, such as an increase in the hump (hyper kyphosis) of the upper back, as well as an increased curve of the lumbar spine.
Tips to improve your posture
Posture Habits Re-education
Pull your shoulders back, head over your shoulders, and chest up. Focusing on this consciously for a few weeks will develop the correct posture habits to maintain this position.
Strengthening upper back
Stand with your back against a wall with your shoulders and pelvis touching the wall. Bring your arms up to shoulder level with your elbows touching the wall. Raise your arms upwards as far as you can, while maintaining the elbow contact against the wall. Now bring your elbows down towards your side, squeezing your scapulas together. Perform this daily 5-8 times.
Mid Back Strengthening
Lay on your stomach. Place your fingertips on the back of your head and raise your upper chest and head off the ground. Hold this position as long as you can. You should feel this exercise in your upper and mid back. To increase the difficulty, raise your feet at the same time, supporting both your upper and lower body on your pelvis. Perform this daily 5-8 times.
Lay on your back. Place a small cushion in the middle of your back so that it causes you to slightly arch over it, with your arms raised over your head. Lay in this position for 5 – 10 minutes everyday. As this position becomes easier, increase the size of the cushion.
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