This is something I'm pretty passionate about, mainly because I can't even begin to think about working out without my sports bras (ouch!). I see SO many women in the gym, pounding on the treadmill or the pavement... wait for it...wearing a NORMAL BRA.
Ladies! Oh my goodness! First of all, how do you do it? Does it not pain you? I know I can't. And second of all, it's doing so much damage to your boobies! Most exercise will make your breasts move up and down, no matter what size they are. Let's briefly delve into the nitty gritty of it here. Basically your breasts are made up of lots of fatty tissue which are surrounded by ligaments. These ligaments are very sensitive, and if they get broken or stretched, nothing can be done to repair them. Whether your boobies are big or small, you've got these ligaments there, so when you're out buying a sports bra, consider what kind of exercise you're going to be doing before you purchase. Do you run a lot? You'll definitely need a few high impact sports bras. If it's more low impact exercise, then go for one designed for those activities. The bra photographed above is my low impact yoga bra (ie. the pretty one). Essentially, by spending a bit of extra money now, you're helping to preserve your boobies in the long run!
Everyday bras are also not designed for be worn during exercise. That might sound really obvious, but it's 100% true! The fabrics in them won't allow your skin to breath, so you'll end up with sweaty, very hot boobies. Sexy? Not really! On top of that, sweat is definitely going to ruin your pretty lace bra.
Need another reason? Sports bras can be so pretty! Just head into any sports store, and grab a few. Designs are improving all the time now. I recently bought a few new ones, and went from having lots of black ones, to pink, blue, and multicoloured. Such fun! This is your excuse to go shopping.. woohoo! My favourite brands are Shock Absorber and H&M.
Let me know what your favourite sports bra brands are. And if you've been wearing your normal bras for your exercise, I hope I've been able to convince you to invest!
PS. I've giggled every time I wrote the word boobie. I'm that immature. PSS. Yes, I giggled again.