DFW Beauty Guide: Healthy Dressing

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IMAGE CREDIT: Shutterstock

Thinking out loud and unbiased of course, every day the world should be celebrating women for the super-duper, awesome powers that we possess; ironically yet much in our favor the ninth month of the year has dedicated its days to shed a much brighter light on the paramount importance of women’s health. In the most recent decade, a mass of women across the globe have joined forces both locally and socially by formulating an appreciable commitment to spiritually connect, eat clean and stay fit. Surprisingly and just downright unfair, leading a new and vigorous lifestyle is not the final goal, sorry ladies.

Dressing properly from a style perspective should also be recognized as a key essential to maintaining a healthy inner and outer body. With that said the top three articles of clothing necessary to legally walk into a store and defeat gravity are shoes, pants, and a bra; also proven to be the most uncomfortable pieces ever created. Incorrect sizing is 9/10 the root of the problems that most women endure in terms of body image, internal damage, and physical appearance. So today, we address these resolvable issues.

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1.       Kicking it in shoes that are too tight or too small can cause a number of complications including lower back pain, corns and calluses, and Haglund’s deformity (a bump that forms at the back of the heel). Ways to remedy these issues are as follows:

a.       Purchase shoes a half size bigger

b.      Use orthotic inserts, heel pads, or arch supports to relieve pressure

c.       Apply topical cream to ease the pain

d.      Arch supports to help counter high or low arches

(Source: MedicineNet.com 2015 Health Day)

2.       Sporting the incorrect bra size can ultimately cause bad health in more ways ever imagined. The main issues that women tend to ignore is wearing the bra band too tight, larger cup sizes, bras with synthetic fibres, straps that are too short or narrow, and sports bras. There are two resolutions for these particular problems, get properly fitted or go bra-less to develop firmer and perkier breasts. If you choose to disregard these tips the following issues are likely to occur:

a.       Insomnia

b.      Neck and back pain

c.       Rashes and breakouts

d.      Nerve damage

e.      Sagging breasts

(Source: CBC/Radio-Canada 2015)

3.       Tight jeans are cute and trendy but can be detrimental to your health by causing severe and sometimes deadly medical conditions. Case studies performed by doctors reveal the following conditions:

a.       Compartment syndrome, a condition that reduces the blood supply to the leg by cutting off nerves and swelling muscles.

b.      Vague abdominal discomfort, chest pains, and heart burn

c.       Meralgia Paresthetica which is characterized by tingling, numbness, and burning pain along the outer thigh.

(Source: Wai K, Thompson PD, and Kimber TE. Fashion victim: rhabdomyolysis and bilateral peroneal and tibial neuropathies as a result of squatting in ‘skinny jeans.’ Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 2015.) 

Bottom line ladies, wear looser clothes, lose your bra, and buy bigger shoes. Take care of you!

Kristin McIntyre STYLE EDITOR

Kristin McIntyre