Ladies, Are You Wearing The Right Sized Bra?
Use this Valentines as a reminder why its important to get measured.
64% of women are wearing the wrong bra size! This figure is according to a study by Swiss lingerie company Triumph. They found that globally nearly a third of women had never had a proper bra fitting before, and us Brits were among one of the worst countries!
If you aren't wearing the correct sized bra it could be putting unnecessary strain on the back, affecting your posture and causing joint and muscle pain. In 2008 the British Chiropractic Association first looked at this issue. A survey was carried out among women who had claimed to have suffered back pain at some point in their life, 47% of the women said that they believed that their breast size was a factor.
“Bras are like suspension bridges, you need a well engineered bra so your shoulders don’t take all of the strain and end up doing all of the work; spreading the load is important. Bras that don’t fit will affect the shoulders and chest and may cause back pain as you get older. It is so important to make sure a bra gives you enough support as possible. The message must be to get properly fitted for a bra and replace old ones when they start to lose their supportive properties ”.Tim Hutchful from the British Chiropractic Association
In the 2008 survey, 77% of those women who got professionally measured discovered that they had been wearing the wrong sized bra!
Use this Valentines date as a reminder to get fitted, it usually costs nothing but could save you a lot!
For more help or advice please contact me on 01600 890 282 or visit my website www.shireschiropracticclinic.co.uk
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