A women may choose not to wear a sports bra while exercising. We see it all of the time. For women who have bigger breasts, not wearing a sports bra is unimaginable - even painful to think about.
A February 2020 study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine found that exercise-induced breast pain is about five times more common in athletes with medium to large breasts than those with small breasts. The researchers also found that the likelihood of experiencing this pain increases for every one-year increase in age. A sports bra’s mission is to give support to women while doing any kind of physical activity. Working out without a proper sports bra can cause pain because your tissue can tear apart. Consequently, this can cause sagging over time. The bra shouldn't be low-support. A study published in August 2015 in Human Movement Science examined the running posture of 10 female participants with a cup size of 32DD or 34D. The women completed two separate 5K treadmill runs in one while wearing a low-support bra and the other while wearing a high-support bra.
Researchers found that the bra that provided more support helped the women's bodies, including their torso, pelvis and upper arms, move in a more preferable shape for running.
Oh and then there is the mental pain. It is much harder to concentrate on the exercise when you are constantly pulling and shifting and lifting. Because a healthy lifestyle takes some time to adapt into your daily life proper gear is essential for every woman. Lifting from underneath versus squishing or pulling the girls down is much healthier. And underwire chairs and causes a different set of challenges.
Not wearing a sports bra can lead to stretch marks. Working out without a sports bra over a period can result in sagging of breasts. A sports bra should give your breasts the much-needed support in case of any tissue damage.
Elyse Kaye brought together the minds from NASA, the shipping industry and a celebrity corsetry makers to address this as an engineering challenge. The Bloom Bra features patented lifting straps and cinching cups allowing the bra to customize to your body and exercise type. It has been designed without underwire, both for comfort and to address health concerns. Working like a shelf to lift the breasts rather than squashing them, the Bloom Bra distributes weight throughout the back and sides rather than putting pressure over the shoulders and across the ribs, allowing for natural movement of the breast, uninterrupted circulation of the body’s essential systems and comfort. State-of-the-art compression materials and cooling, moisture-wicking power mesh combined with a reinforced front zipper to “lift, not squish”.