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Studies have found that breasts have a significant impact of if and how girls and women exercise. Cristen and Caroline work out how breast variety, bounce embarrassment and sports bra technology impact female fitness.

Episode sources:

"5 Ways to Boost Breast Health." Cleveland Clinic. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/09/5-ways-to-boost-breast-health/

"Breasts Pose Problems for Female Athletes." The Orange County Register. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/breasts-257297-excellence-athletes.html

"Factors Influencing Girls' Sports Participation?" Women's Sports Foundation. https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/home/support-us/do-you-know-the-factors-influencing-girls-participation-in-sports

"The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise." The New York Times. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/the-problem-of-breast-pain-in-women-who-exercise/?_r=1

"Tips on Running with Large Breasts." Runner's World. http://www.runnersworld.com/run-matters/tips-on-running-with-large-breasts

"You Can Only Hope to Contain Them." ESPN Magazine. http://www.espn.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/9451835/female-athletes-biggest-opponents-their-own-breasts-espn-magazine

Academic insights:

"The Influence of the Breast on Physical Activity Participation in Females." Journal of Physical Activity Health. 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24905581

"The Influence of the Breast on Sport and Exercise Participation in School Girls in the United Kingdom." Journal of Adolescent Health. February 2016. http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X%2815%2900400-0/fulltext

Topics in this Podcast: exercise, sports, breasts