If you’re living an active lifestyle, you’ll know the necessity of a good sports bra. But they’re more than just a fashion statement to accompany your workout. Sports bras are medically proven to enhance your performance whether you’re playing a sport or simply putting in a good workout at the gym. Wearing a sports bra each time you exercise can protect your body from long-term muscular pain and improve your performance. There are a number of benefits to wearing a sports bra, but if you haven’t made your mind up if they’re right for you, we’ve put together a shortlist of the top 5 reasons you should choose a sports bra next time you exercise.
- 1. Support
With the right support, you can maintain the integrity of the breast wall while you exercise. The breast wall affects the overall shape of your breast, and intense movement while you’re exercising can cause damage such as the stretching and even tearing of important ligaments surrounding your bust. Much of this damage can have lasting effects such as drooping and sagging breasts. Wearing a sports bra can prevent this kind of damage from occurring early on in life.
2. Minimise Movement
Not only can excessive movement cause long term damage, it can also be extremely uncomfortable while you’re exercising not to mention inconvenient! Sports bras are a popular choice among active women as they minimise breast movement, holding everything in its right place without squashing them.
3. Regulate Temperature
In recent years there have been many technological advancements in sports bras, meaning that their fabrics can now be designed to wick away sweat and increase airflow to your skin which keeps you cool and dry as you exercise.
Yes believe it or not, some sports bras even hold small items such as your keys or mp3 player, eliminating the need to carry or wear a bag while you’re out running. Simply store the essentials in your sports bra and exercise to your heart’s content.
As sports bras are designed more for function than fashion, it stands to reason that they’re more comfortable than bras designed to flatter. They offer increased coverage, wider straps, and distribute the breast tissue more evenly overall. Without underwires, sports bras offer you greater flexibility of movement (while keeping your breasts supported) and minimize unpleasant effects such as chafing or rubbing.
Here are a few of our favourite sports bras from Camille…