Monday, 30 July 2012

Harms of an Ill-Fitting Bra !


Bra ImageHaving a well-fitting bra is important for a number of reasons. A bra that fits properly looks great underneath one’s clothes and can accentuate a woman’s figure. Sadly, many women are in bras sizes that simply do not work for them. Women need to be aware that wearing a bra that doesn’t fit well can cause not only discomfort but may potentially cause injury.

There are some signs to look for to provide clues that perhaps your bra isn’t the right one for you.

  • When women are constantly having some sort of battle with their bra straps, this is a sign that there is a problem. They could be tugging at them, pulling them up or constantly adjusting them.

  • If they are too tight and worn that way over multiple years, one’s shoulders can become permanently indented. In some situations the nerves may also be affected. This could cause numbness in the shoulders.

  •  If a woman’s bra straps are too tight then they are bearing too much of the breasts’ weight. About 90% of the weight should be supported by the band and only 10% by the straps.

  • One major problem that can result from wearing the wrong fitting bra is poor posture. In many situations, large breasted women do not get the correct amount of support from their bra. Therefore, many of these women roll their shoulders forward in an attempt to draw less attention to their breasts. When this happens, their posture is adversely affected.

  • The tension of the muscles in the chest is affected. Also, the postural muscles of the back are weakened. To compensate for lack of support, some women bend forward. When this happens, the trapezius muscles become overstretched.

  •  Headaches may then result from the perpetual strain of the muscles. This can further progress into spinal issues as well as problems with breathing. Some women may experience pain in either or both breasts.

  • Abrasions to the skin may occur when bras are too small and actually cinch in the skin. These issues are even worse for large breasted women in the wrong bras.

  • Of course, another area that can experience pain from ill-fitting bras is the breasts. When women perform exercises or other activities that cause repetitive breast motion, pain can result if the bra isn’t fitting correctly. Also, add in perspiration, and this movement can lead to chafing of the skin. Having a sports bra that fits properly can help in this situation.
Before you go buy your next bra, make sure you have measured yourself properly. . When trying on bras not only make sure you’ve chosen the correct size according to current measuring but think about comfort as well. If you are trying on a bra and you are too aware that you are wearing it, it might not be the best choice for you.

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