13th of October is National No Bra day, invented by a group of ladies who promote awareness of breast cancer. But who knows if wearing bras could actually be bad for our breasts?
Firs you should ask yourself, do you wear bra for aesthetic or health reasons?
There is a study of the effect of bras on 330 women between the ages of 18-35 years. Wearing a bra from early age did nothing to support the chest, reduce back pain or prevent premature sagging, according to sport science researcher, Jean-Denis Rouillion, a professor at the University of Franche-Comte in the town of Besancon.
The researchers now believe that women who didn’t use a bra actually benefited in the long run. Without bra your breasts will be stronger, because they will have more muscle tissue and natural support.
During this study, the women who stopped wearing bras had 7-millimeter lift in their nipples, compared to others. That seems like we do have some control over the way our breasts look over time. Also, the bras can disrupt the hamper circulation and reduce the overall tone of the breasts.
“For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast,” said Dr. Stafford Broumand.
Wearing bra is default habit nowadays, without even thing about the reason of wearing them. Mostly women wear bras for other reasons besides reducing the sag of their breasts. They are worn to keep their breasts from moving around.
We should thing about this, maybe it is really harmful to wear a bra.