Halle Berry’s Been Wearing A Bra To Bed Every Night Since 16 To Keep “The Ta Ta’s Right”
If you’re someone who believes the trick to great breast health is wearing a bra to sleep but people have been telling you that’s a ridiculous idea for years, you’ll be happy to know you’re not alone. Halle Berry is a proponent of this idea.
In a new Fitness Friday post that she shared recently, Berry talked about the importance of integrating chest exercises into your workout routine, and how doing those, as well as going to sleep in a bra since she was a teenager, has made all of the difference in keeping her chest perky at 51.
“Many women I know often complain that gravity is taking hold of their breasts and they struggle to ‘keep ’em up,’ she wrote. “For me, working out my chest muscles have been key to keeping the ta ta’s right. Besides wearing a bra to bed every night since I was 16, doing very specific chest exercises over the years have helped as well. For me it’s been important to work my chest muscles in a gentle way because the goal is never to get too muscular, but to stay feminine and long.”
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It’s #FitnessFriday and today let’s talk about the chest, LADIES! It’s seems like everyone I know is always complaining about their chest muscles or their lack of chest muscles! Many women I know often complain that gravity is taking hold of their breasts and they struggle to “keep 'em up”. For me, working out my chest muscles have been key to keeping the ta ta’s right. Besides wearing a bra to bed every night since I was 16, doing very specific chest exercises over the years have helped as well. For me it’s been important to work my chest muscles in a gentle way because the goal is never to get too muscular, but to stay feminine and long. So ladies, today on my IG Stories I share with you a simple exercise that I love. All you need is a ball and you can get started at home. We call it a ball up! WARNING, it does look easy, but do 50 reps for 3 sets 3 days a week and watch how much you sweat and how you begin to defy gravity! And for the guys, I know you all worry about your chest too. Peter shares the regular ball up and, for the super fit, a version with a little “hot sauce” on it. That’s what I call the super hard versions of exercises. Share your favorite chest exercises and tag #FitnessFridayHB Have fun! 💪🏽❤️
From there, she, along with her trainer Peter Lee Thomas, shared her go-to chest exercise, which is a series of push-ups on a medicine ball.
For the record, sleeping in a bra hasn’t been lauded by medical professionals. Dr. Seth Rankin told Cosmopolitan in 2017 that when you’re sleeping, bras aren’t doing all that much for your chest.
“When you’re lying down flat, the effect of gravity pushes the breast tissue back towards your chest, instead of down towards your toes,” he said. “So wearing a bra (the purpose of which is ultimately to support breasts from below) is essentially redundant in bed, as breasts naturally compress back down onto the chest.”
And while a woman or two in her comments told Berry that doctors say sleeping in a bra isn’t necessary, she made it clear that she’s only seen positive results from her bra-to-bed regimen, so she’s sticking to it.
“If that is what your doc is telling you, go with that,” she said in response to one commenter. “I’m just sharing what works for me.”