Benefits of enjoying COVID-19 lockdown without Bra
Few weeks ago, not wearing a bra would not have made an headline; but today, the story is quite different. With the global pandemic and lockdown, ladies can’t catch a break and with social distancing very much in full swing, women are still being chastised for being comfortable.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak started, social media has been overrun with people celebrating the simple fact that they can now carry out most of their daily activities without wearing a bra.
That would not have been possible if regular life had continued. Going without a pair of bra has become a means of chilling out which was previously undiscovered for a number of ladies.
Some “experts” have claimed that not wearing a bra will make your boobs sag. Others have said that ditching your bra in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, will apparently damage the connective tissue in boobs that helps maintain “structural integrity.” But our wardrobe needs have changed since we found ourselves at home. However, one still needs to wear a bra since boobs need to be supported due to their weight, may damage posture or cause back pain if the breasts are not fully supported. Also, the boobs can lose some of their ever desirable perkiness.
In actual fact, multiple studies have refuted the above entirely, finding that breasts are more likely to sag if you wear a bra than if you don’t wear one. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, said that for a lot of women, wearing a bra may not have much benefit at all. “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra “he said.
Obviously, there are times when a person might find herself wanting or indeed, needing, to wear a bra. Exercising is generally one of them, due to the discomfort that can be triggered by so much activity. Women with larger boobs may also be inclined to wear bra more for extra support.
Women are freeing their boobs during their home isolations. If you are a babe, you will know the joy of unhooking your bra after a tiring day at work. No need to tell you the pain of wearing a bra all day.
The straps digging into your skin, your breasts being squished in the bra, the horrible under boob sweat, the struggle is real. Thus, ladies are taking advantage of this opportunity amid the Covid-19 Lockdown.
The truth be told, some young ladies have always had a love-hate relationship with wearing bra. These pretty undergarments are basically a symbol for modern day femininity. Almost all ladies wear bras on a daily basis, with the mindset that they provide much needed chest support.
On a more serious note, how much of the bra’s usefulness is based on scientific fact and how much of it is a myth? It may really surprise you to learn how many advantages of the bra are a bit misinterpreted. There are certain circumstances depending on your body type where a bra may be completely useless. Science has found tons of benefits to getting rid of the bra completely, below are details.
There is the possibility of gaining a cup size. Majority of ladies usually search for an extra push-up bra and the best way to build your cup size long term, is simply to discard bras all together. The reason for this is that, letting your boobs hang naturally, forces the pectoral muscles to work and resist gravity. Of course, the breasts will definitely not grow, the firmed up muscles will boost your chest and makes it appear fuller.
Going natural could have an awesome effect on your shape as the boobs will appear perkier, fuller and rounder. The results might not be obvious right away but, if persistent on a long term, you will eventually see the benefits. Your muscles will strengthen over time helping to round you out for the perfect shape.
One consoling aspect in the current lockdown situation is that women have ditched bras as they can be tight, uncomfortable and has tendency to leave marks and bruises on our backs and shoulders especially for those with big boobs that need thick straps to pull it up. Being bra-less may be fun for now.
However, some women are concerned that their breasts may start to sag eventually, this is a common misconception most ladies have about their boobs. Note that your breasts do not depend on bras to remain in shape. In fact, wearing a bra all the time does the exact opposite.
Breasts usually sag due to age and gravity or if you’re a larger cup size or if you’ve lost a lot of weight suddenly. The Cooper ligament (ligament in your breast) loses elasticity over the years and there is a 15-year French study that claims that wearing a bra all the time, does some damage to your breast shape. According to the study, the “support” of bras weakens the ligaments in the chest, making the breasts droop. This leads to the never ending cycle of believing that you need the bra to make the breasts stand firm.
You may be astonished by the effect on cardiovascular system. On the long run, a bra is simply a giant rubber band squeezed around your chest hence the tightness is bound to impede your circulation.
Basically, tight clothing is not too good for body circulation and the same goes for your breasts, especially if you wear bras all the time and also sleep with it. On the other hand, loose bra helps to improve your circulation.
If you’ve been wearing a bra while sleeping, now is the time to change that habit. There is one other disadvantage of wearing bras.
According to the study, your bra can impact your circadian rhythms and prevent you from sleeping comfortably. The simple fact is that, bras cannot cause damage to your breasts no one is saying you should get rid of them entirely.
What’s important is your comfort. Are you comfortable with one or without? If you’re better off without them then no problems.
Essentially, there is a feeling of relief that comes with not wearing bra at the end of a long day. Therefore, wear what you want.
Ditching your bra for a few weeks/months probably is not going to have any detrimental effects on your breasts but, imagining the feeling of comfort and freedom alone is enough to make the change.