What is a Sports Bra?
Sports bras are designed to provide support to women's breasts and minimize breast movement while exercising or playing sports.
Sports bras were developed to reduce breast motion while exercising or playing sports. Breast motion is difficult to reduce without a sports bra because the ligaments in the breasts do not contain strong structural support.
If you play sports exercise and do not wear a sports bra, you will put yourself at risk of of causing irreversible damage to ligaments in the breasts. Damage to the ligaments in the breasts could cause premature sagging that will last a lifetime.
The first sports bra was developed in 1905 by Lora Blanche Lyon of Detroit. It was made of walebone, stiff canvas and hard buckles.
Finding a Sports Bra that Best Suits You
Finding a sports bra that provides enough support for your level of activity is essential. Generally, the higher the level of activity, the higher level of support you'll need.
Sports Bra Features?
When buying a sports bra, it is important to find one that best fits you. You may want to look into the different features to see which features you want.
Some common features are:
Types of Fabrics?
Sports bras are made in many different kinds of fabrics. Some of the most popular fabrics are:
When to replace a Sports Bra?
Unfortunately, sports bras don't last forever. However, a sports bra that is hand washed will usually last longer than a sports bra that is machine washed and tumbled dried. Sports bras need to be replaced because the elasticity in the bra's support material starts to weaken.
Women who wear a sports bra 3-4 times per week usually needs to replace their sports bra within 6 to 12 months.
Signs that a sports bra should be replaced:
There are three basic sports bra constructions
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