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Work Out To Keep Warm, Start With The Right Sports Bra!
by
Bobbie Smith 

Everyone knows that summer bodies are made in the winter. This means that now is the perfect time to start kicking your fitness routine into high gear! But whether you’re already a devoted gym-goer or just getting started, there’s one important thing you must not overlook: your sports bra.

“One of the biggest mistakes I see women make is not investing in a good sports bra,” says Smith. “Many women don’t realize that going cheap on their sports bra can cause permanent damage to their ligaments, no matter what their bust size is.” Here are some of Bobbie’s top sports bra tips:

1. Choose Different Sports Bras for Different Activities—Compression sports bras are comfortable options for low impact activities, while encapsulated sports bras are best for medium to high impact, limiting movement up to 83%.

2. Replace Your Sports Bras Often—Sports bras handle a lot of stress and should be treated just like your gym shoes. If you workout 3 or more times a week, your sports bra should be replaced about every 6-8 months.

3. Treat Them With Proper Care—The care of your sports bras differs from regular bras in that they should be washed after every wear. To keep the elastic strong, they should be washed in cold water with a detergent that is free of alcohol and fabric softener then set out to air-dry.

4. Consider Being Fit Professionally—For women with full busts, Bobbie recommends being properly fit for their sports bra. Many wrongly double up on compression bras or skip exercise due to discomfort, but with the right fit, working out is possible and a lot more effective.

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