Monday, April 15, 2013

That bra you're wearing? It's making your boobs saggier.

The following article confirms what has been speculated on for years. How can a part of your anatomy that has been trussed and supported artificially be expected to do anything other than lose the ability to tone and be self-supportive.

The other concern not mentioned in the following article, but that also make a lot of common sense, is what does the wearing of a tight undergarment around the chest do to the lymphatic system? Can there be a build-up of toxins in the breast tissue that the natural unimpeded movement of breasts would otherwise drain? Does this impact breast health?

Ladies do not be a slave to fashion and convention say NO to chest binding the same way that you would say NO to foot binding which deforms the feet.

WOMEN - you've been lied to for years. That bra you're wearing? It's making your boobs saggier.

A French study spanning 15-years has found that not only do bras make your breasts sag even more, they do nothing to reduce back pain.

"Medically, physiologically, anatomically - breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity," said Jean-Denis Rouillon, Research Professor on the French study, told Counsel and Heal.

"On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra."

The study looked at 330 women and the changes in their breasts over time using a slide rule and caliper, and concluded that breasts naturally become more toned and supported if no bra is used. When a bra is used, the breast becomes dependent on the artificial support, making them degrade more quickly.

Additionally, the study found that going braless gives women a 7mm lift in their nipples for every year they go without, and aids in fading stretch marks.

Capucine, a 28-year-old participant in Rouillon's study, told France Info that since being involved in the study she hasn't worn a bra for two years.
"There are multiple benefits: I breathe more easily, I carry myself better, and I have less back pain," she said.

So should we all be banning the bra?

"While we validated the hypothesis that the bra is a false 'need' would be dangerous to advise all women to stop wearing their soutien-gorge as the women involved were not a representative sample of the population," Rouillon said.