Supportive Bras Are Best When Exercising (And Even When Not)
Have you done a work out without any bra on? It’s painful and uncomfortable, no doubt; and this pain is felt not only by full figured women, but even by those with not-so-large breasts. The bouncing and the movement while exercising cause so much discomfort for unsupported breasts. Most often women suffer from back pains because of this, and believe it or not, you will burn less calories when you exercise with your breasts that bounce here and there, than when you have the right support for your boobs.
So, women, especially the plus sizes, are always advised to wear supportive bras when they work out and even when they just go about their daily routine. A supportive bra can be a good sports bra, a posture bra, a minimizer bra or an under wire plus size bra. A posture bra has reinforced back panel that supports your back muscles, while a minimizer bra will give you extra lift while reducing the appearance of your breasts by up to one to two cup sizes. This bra type is also very supportive.
A sports bra, like other supportive bras, is a must have accessory for female athletes and women who just want to exercise to keep fit. Besides the comfort and support, there are other benefits offered by a sports bra. Here’s the list.
- Breast movement is minimized. This is perhaps the most popular benefit that you get from wearing a supportive sports bra. Breast movement can limit your participation in physical activities, because of the pain and inconvenience resulting from not wearing any support for your breasts. A sports bra will minimize rubbing and chafing, and hold everything in place; your breasts will not feel squashed, as the support it offers is in the maximum.
- When exercising, a supportive bra like a sports bra helps maintain the shape of your breasts. The ligaments around your boobs will not get stretched and torn, so there will not be premature sagging and drooping of breasts.
- A sports bra is made from a variety of fabrics that have the ability to regulate sweat and control temperature. It can wick sweat away from your body and increase air flow, so you are kept cool and dry at the same time. The fabrics used in making a sports bra are lightweight, yet warm.
- A sports bra is designed more to function than to flatter, so the comfort it offers can never be found in other regular bras. It has wider straps and increased coverage that allow the breast tissue to be evenly distributed, so you can easily move around.
That is not all, ladies. Some sports bras that are produced today are designed with storage capabilities. They can hold your small MP3 players and keys, thus eliminating the need to carry a pouch or bag around your waists. You can go on with your working out with no worries about losing a thing.
When looking for a supportive bra, avoid picking up the half-cup bras and those with spaghetti straps. The half-cups will not give you sufficient support and coverage, while the thin straps will get weighed down by your breasts and dig into your shoulders. Having said this, please let us introduce our shape bra. Although not specially called sports bra, Orlinas bra offers equal amount of support as sports bra and provides the flexibility of wearing either for normal activities or for sports.
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- Sofia Johnson