Do Too-tight Jog Bras Impair Breathing?

Do Too-tight Jog Bras Impair Breathing?

\" \" Runners should be especially mindful of how their sports bras fit so as not to affect the body's demand for oxygen. Ascent/PKS Media Inc./The Image Bank/Getty ImagesMost people hit the pavement in search of mind-clearing, health-improving exercise, but could an ill-fitting jog bra be getting in the way of success? By their very nature and function, jog or sports bras are supposed to be snug to adequately support the breasts. Research by the University of Portsmouth found that a well-fitting, encapsulated jog bra reduced breast movement and related pain by as much as 73 percent, compared with \"bare-breasted running.\" To minimize the potential for breathing issues, Tanaka suggests trying prospective jog bras on and testing the fit out via a short period of activity and/or taking deep breaths at rest.

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