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Aging Women Can Maintain and Possibly Improve Their Back, Chest, and Breasts

Updated on May 21, 2020
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Cheryl is a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, poet, licensed/ordained minister and founder of two outreach ministries.

Gracefully aging
Gracefully aging

Collagen increases breast size

I began taking collagen supplements to decrease my sagging jaw line. I've been an avid reader all my life and all that looking down has caused my chin to sag really bad. Natural aging and the fact that I have an oblong face only add to the misery of looking like I have 3 chins. It's really only noticeable to me when i'm using the small mirror on my table or looking in the rear view car mirror. Collagen is also supposed to reduce wrinkles. I had taken the supplement for one month and was disappointed in the results as I could not notice a difference in my sagging chin or the few wrinkles that were developing. I did however notice something else.

My breasts were fuller and had increased an entire cup size. I realized my clothing was fitting tighter and I thought it was simply shifting weight as I aged. Out of curiosity I checked to see if this could be the result of the collagen and indeed it is. I am not recommending supplementation, I am sharing my personal experience. The collagen did tighten and firm my skin just not where I was expecting it to. Someone else may find their chin and neck area firms up and wrinkles disappear but not experience breast firmness. Another woman may benefit in every area. If you are looking to decrease the sagging of your breasts, I suggest you check out various collagen supplements in your local health food store and ask lots of questions.

Soy milk may enhance breast size
Soy milk may enhance breast size

Soy Milk

I began drinking soy milk to decrease cholesterol along with hot flashes and irritability from menopause.In researching soy, I found that it mimics estrogen in the body and can enhance the size of female breasts. I have been using soy milk for at least the past decade and yes I did begin to notice more fullness in my breasts but it was nothing like the boost from the collagen in only one month, I am sharing this because women don't desire false advertising and need to know if a product works for someone else. Please be careful of reactions to soy milks which may indicate an allergy. The soy milk does decrease the symptoms of menopause which have continued although I am 61. I was told that it could be stress related. Instead of panic attacks and anxiety as I used to experience, I have been told that my body may be reacting to stress with menopause symptoms because I dealt with it in recent years.

Benefits of breast massage

There are massage techniques that will increase or decrease your breast size. Both improve blood flow and will decrease your chances of breast cancer. If you desire more breast volume, gently place your hands on your breasts and spread fingers around them, without touching the nipples. Massage inwards in a circular motion with your right hand moving clockwise and your left hand should moving counter clockwise. Reverse this if you desire to decrease the size of your breasts. This massage technique is said to work best when done twice a day for about 5 minutes at a time. I had been doing this type of massage long before I used the collagen supplements and noticed moderate change, just like with the soy milk.

If you are a large breasted woman remember to massage in the opposite direction. Please also keep in mind that soy and collagen might add to what you already have so avoid those products. Use them in moderation if you desire to maintain or decrease. You may be comfortable with the size of your bosom but as you age sagging will be a problem. Massage can help you maintain what you have already obtained, by doing both the exercise for increasing and decreasing breast size.

Push can strengthen back and improve posture.
Push can strengthen back and improve posture.

Improving back strength and posture

A few years back someone told my oldest son that the two of us walked alike. I took notice at that point that my son and I often walked with our shoulders slumped and heads down. This was something that we were not really aware of. On a few occasions I caught myself in a window glass and saw that it looked as if I were falling forward when I walked and would immediately straighten up. No one else in the family walked this way and I had no idea why it plagued the two of us. One day not long ago I noticed my son had been standing straighter and asked what he was doing different. He said that push ups strengthened his back so that he felt normal standing straight and not as if he were forcing it. I was not going to get on the floor and do push ups but I began doing them against the wall. There is not the same pressure as doing regular push ups so I do them 2 or three times a day, 10-25 repetitions. If you find you stoop over when you walk or that your body is shifting in the back area as you age, push ups may help you. Check with your health care provider to make sure it is OK. Like my son I now find that I don't have to force myself to stand up straight and it comes naturally. I have read studies that say push ups only work the pectoral (chest muscles) but my son and I are proof they help posture also, although again, different people will have different results.

Wall push ups work also
Wall push ups work also | Source

Additional support

No matter your breast size, it's always important to wear a bra that fits correctly. You can also purchase long line panty girdles and other foundation garments that will strengthen your back and improve posture. Be sure that clothing items are not binding and do not cut off your breath. If they are too tight you might find you are dealing with indigestion. As we age it is so important to be careful with our health. I hope these suggestions help those who need them. Most of life is trial and error so if these suggestions help you I am grateful. If they do not you can always research for yourself to find what works, then share it with others. If we live long enough we will grow older. We can make tweaks that assist us in doing so gracefully. Good posture and a shapely bosom make any woman look her best.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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      Linda Courtney 

      2 days ago from Bloomsburg, PA

      Interesting article Cheryl. You give many tips I've never heard before. I have very small breasts and a lot of times don't even wear a bra (I consider myself lucky that way). But I know many who might want to try your tips for firming up. I like the tip for wall push-ups. I used to do them. I should probably try again as I do have back pain and am prone to sitting slumped over too much.

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