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Dear girls, are you wearing the right bra?

December 19, 2016 12:30 IST

An easy way to check if you are wearing the perfect fit is to pull the back of your bra; if it can be drawn to an extent more than two inches, you need a smaller size.

IMAGE: Take a professional's help to pick the right pair of lingerie for you.
Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Every part of your body is indicative of your general health.

For instance, it is a known fact that women tend to have saggy breasts with age.

However, sagging could also be the result of a few other causes.

Being cautious of such causes and taking steps to curb them can help you maintain firm breasts.

Here are some tips that will help:

1. Try to avoid random weight fluctuations 

A stable weight aids the shape and size of your breasts.

Tissues tend to elongate due to sudden weight loss or weight gain.

If you are an alcoholic or a fan of junk food, you are at a greater risk of suffering from drooping breasts.

Hence, healthy eating habits can provide you with desired firmness.

2. Allow a professional to measure your size 

Most women are unaware of their exact bra size; they usually go in for an approximation.

Knowing your right size is as important as choosing lovely lingerie.

So, take a professional's help to suit your purpose.

An easy way to check if you are wearing the perfect fit is to pull the back of your bra; if it can be drawn to an extent more than two inches, you need a smaller size.

3. Exercising without a sports bra on is a big mistake 

Workout sessions, may it be intensive or light, should always be accompanied by a sports bra.

The tissues in your breasts need support during exercising and the lack of the same can even lead to damage.

4. The posture in which you sleep matters 

Many women find sleeping on their belly more comfortable as compared to sleeping on their backs.

Posture is directly proportional to the shape of your breasts. Even, while sitting or standing one should try and keep upright.

Supporting your back in sleep helps to keep your breasts in place by preventing both or even one of the two (as is the case when you are sleeping on one of your sides) breasts from stretching unnecessarily.

5. Be careful of the blood circulation in your chest region 

A few tips can facilitate healthy blood circulation in and around a person's breasts.

It is advised that you use warm water followed by cold water during a shower to stimulate adequate blood flow in the chest region.

6. Don't be averse to massage 

Massaging is an effective way of maintaining firm breasts.

It is thus, said that moisturising those areas should be part of a woman's daily routine.

You should massage the lower part of your breasts in circular motions right after taking a bath.

7. Improving your collagen content can help 

Since age is one of the determining factors, breast sagging can also be averted through the application of creams or lotions that help rebuild collagen.

Anti-aging creams or collagen supplements are therefore prescribed in many cases.