It is true that wearing a bra is a personal choice and everyone should be free to make that decision for themselves. However, it is important to consider the potential health benefits of going braless. Due to the limited scientific knowledge in the past, since 1889, and the marketing strategy of bra companies, you may have heard that your breasts will be sagging if you don’t wear bra in daily life. Even worst, some marketers suggest customers to wear bra on both day and night time, which cause a lot of women to suffer from discomfort and pain resulting in long-term negative effects on physical health, mental health, productivity, and appearance. Well, the good new is
going braless does not make your breasts sagging at all! On the other hand, there are scientific evidences that prove that not wearing a bra is actually beneficial for women’s health in many aspects.
In this article, we will talk about 5 positive changes that will happen to you when you stop wearing a bra.
1. Breast Lift
Yes, you read it correctly. There are no evidence shown that bra can help protect breasts to droop. On the contrary, according to a 15-year study by professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a French sports science expert from the University of Besançon, going braless actually reduce sagginess of your breasts! In other words, wearing a bra is not only unhelpful for lifting up your breasts, it is also cause your breasts to be saggy.
The study demonstrated that tissues around breasts are weakened from wearing bra. Your breasts may look like it is being lifted when you wear a bra. This is because bra instantly and carelessly support your breasts which weaken tissues around the breasts causing breasts to droop.
Lina Velikova, MD, PhD, a medical advisor at Supplements101, explained that your breasts will visually look like they are drooping once you ditch your bra since they no longer have the instant support from bra like they used to. Nevertheless, if you calm and patient enough, the muscles surrounding your breasts will start to be activated and your breasts will be lifted. In other words, you will create your own natural breast-support.
You may encourage the process of building your natural breast-support by doing exercises that specifically target the muscles around breasts. Here are some videos that we find it helpful for toning muscles in chest area. We suggest you to do these exercises 10 – 30 minutes daily for the best results.
- 5 MIN ARMPIT FAT WORKOUT
- 15 min Boob Lift Workout – Firm and Lift Your Chest Naturally
- 10 min Natural Boob Lift! Firming + Shaping Chest Workout
- 10 MIN BOOB LIFT – B(r)east mode: ON .. Chest Workout for men & women / with weights
2. Improved Posture
Did you know that majority of women are wearing wrong size bras?
According to Dr. Parcells, this cause muscle tensions around breasts, shoulder, neck and back areas. Furthermore, it blocks the air from flowing freely though the rib cage resulting in loosing balance and worsen posture. By stop wearing a bra in daily life, you will move more freely. Muscles around your back, chests and armpit will be toned, stronger, and more flexible. Your shoulders and chests will be opened. Your spines will be straighten.
3. BECOME HAPPIER
If you have worn bra for your entire life, you may know how good it feel to take off your bra at the end of the day. Many researches proof that women have more stress when wearing bra affecting chronic stress, depression and anxiety. Hence, going braless will boost your mental health effectively. You will have more confidence, self-love, and self-acceptance which are fundamental for living a happy life and keeping good mental state sustainably.
4. BETTER HEALTH
Wearing a bra for too long affect many functions in your body including, blood circulation, skin irritation, back pain, and lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is located in the underarm region on both sides, these nodes are responsible for removing toxins from your body. So the restrictiveness of a bra, especially a sports bra, can lead to a slow-moving lymphatic system and toxins pooling in the area leading to some health issues. Some women wear bra on both day and night time, this cause discomfort and pain while they are sleeping, causing bad sleep or influencing insomnia resulting in worsen productivity and health problems.