Hollywood celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Miranda Kerr and Kim Kardashian are on the same boat. But is ditching your bra good for your health?
According to a research, women have been slaves in wearing a bra for too long and the Hollywood actress above might have a right idea. Scientist spent over 15 years studying the breast in France and concluded that wearing a bra doesn’t prevent sagging or ease back pain.
In fact, they found that wearing a bra actually increased boob sag for many women. They found that not wearing a bra increased the strength of the breast muscles, meaning they sagged less over time. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports scientist from the University of Franche-Comte in Besancon, eastern France, said that ‘The first results validate the hypothesis that the bra is not needed. Medically, physiologically, anatomically, the breast does not benefit from being deprived of gravity.
Professor Rouillon said he believed the ‘absence of a bra could keep breasts in shape’ and prevent back ache. He explained: ‘The decision not to a wear a bra appeals to women in terms of comfort and aesthetics. Contrary to popular belief, the breast does not fall, but tightens and lifts, and the quality of the skin improves.
Despite from this research, scientist said that women should not abandon their bras as the study only involves in a small number of women and long term effects are not known. Previous research also shows that women should wear a sports bra while exercising to prevent damaging their breast.
Another research also carried out by the Centre for Talent Innovation found that women who go without a bra in the office are less likely to be promoted to high exec-levels.