As soon as I crossed the 30-year threshold, I started seeing things that I my 29-years-11-months-self didn’t even think about – like breasts pointing to Tokyo and London at the same time, and falling for gravity (no pun intended).

The good news here is that, like rest of our body, breasts are also made of muscles, tissues and fat, and can be toned. We need to work and strengthen the pectoral muscles, and swimming is said to be the best exercise for them. If you can’t get in a pool, here are 4 exercises that you can do at home to help your breasts get stronger and defy the ageing impact.

1. Wall Press

Applying pressure is the simplest exercise for your bust. Stand tall facing the wall, lean against it with your hands. Press against the wall as hard as you can, as if you want to move it, keep on pushing for 10 seconds. Relax, shake your hands. Do a set of 10 repetitions.

2. Elbows Touch

Stand tall, bend your hands slightly in the elbows, keep your hands on your hips, and try to touch your elbows one to the other behind your back. Do not do it in jerks, but rather do it slowly, stretching the muscles for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 8 times.

3. Palm Pressing

Join your palms in front of the chest and press them hard against each other for 3-5 seconds. Repeat 8-10 times.

4. Dry Breast Stroke

Stand tall, nestle against the wall, squeeze the pectoral muscles and make movements, as if you are breast-stroke swimming. Do a hundred slow strokes, keep your pectoral muscles tense all the time. (breaststroke movement – raise your hands straight above your head, then turn both palms outward. Push your hands out and slightly down. When your arms form a ‘Y’ with your body, bend your elbows and bring your hands down and back toward your mouth).