Quiz the Coach - I'm Self-Concious of my Breasts
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So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?
I'm having this dilemma of whether or not to play sports. I'm having this problem cuz I'm only 13, weigh 139 pounds, am 5'6" and have huge breasts which are 38B in size. When I run, I feel so ashamed of my bouncing boobs, even though I run faster than the other girls. I know I can do it but I don't have the self-esteem to dedicate myself for school competition. Can you help me?
Going through puberty can be a difficult time. Your body, mind and emotions go through lots of different changes - and sometimes all these changes can make participating in sports awkward and frustrating. But these changes shouldn't be something that you should be ashamed of and they shouldn't stop you from running or playing other sports.
You can help solve the problem of your "bouncing boobs" by wearing a sports bra. When you're going through puberty, your breast tissue is very delicate and it should be protected during high impact exercise. A good sports bra will give you more support and it'll also stop your breasts from moving during athletic activity, so you won't feel as self-consious and can focus on running or whatever other sport you play. You can buy a sports bra at most sporting goods stores (your mom, older sister or a friend might be able to help you buy it).
Being active and exercising is good for your health and being part of a school team can make you feel better about yourself and build up your self-esteem. Many girls your age have concerns about their body and how others view it - but don't let it be something that discourages you from playing sports.
Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.