Are you wearing the wrong bra?
Research shows that many females wear a bra during physical activity that did not fit properly, and are past their used by date. Are you one of them?
Why wear a supportive bra during sport?
Breasts can be heavy which can cause you to slouch and have poor posture. Not only can this negatively affect your sports or athletic performance, it can also lead to headaches, neck, shoulder back and arm pain.
What amount of support do I need?
The amount of breast support depends on a variety of factors which include:
- Age: As we age, we require more support. This is because the skin elasticity decreases with age, which also means the amount of support they can provide is less.
- Type of Exercise: Exercises with more vertical movement of the body, such as jumping or activities which involve quick movements of the lower limbs e.g running cause more movement of the breasts. If your activity is high impact, you will require a bra with more breast support.
- Bra size: Females with larger bra sizes will have heavier breasts and therefore require more support
A supportive bra must fit correctly. Here are 3 easy steps to correctly fit your bra
- Fit the band correctly first, ensuring all of your breast, especially under your armpit is in the cup.
- Adjust the straps, then check for any wrinkles/gaps or bulging of the cups and go up or down a cup size accordingly.
- Check the underwire fits your breast shape correctly. If not, start these three steps again with a different bra.