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Support your assets this Comrades

May 22, 2017
Support your assets this Comrades

To the many brave and inspirational ladies who will be taking to the road to compete in the Comrades Marathon this year on Sunday, June 4th. At Satin Candy, we cannot help you on the race route, but we can however offer you the best support for your breasts!

Here at Satin Candy we now stock the revolutionary Anita Sports Bra which features a moisture wicking fabric which is chafe free.

According to Sandra Thomas, the owner of Satin Candy, “A sports bras main purpose is to reduce the movement of the breasts. The main reason for wearing a sports bra comes down to the fact that breasts do not have muscle, they need proper support, no matter what their size. Without the correct support the skin and ligaments will become damaged, leading to sagging.”

A good quality sports bra is a must during any physical activity. Exercise makes breasts bounce up, down and even in a figure eight shape. Continuous and repetitive movements can result in soreness, pain and sagging if your “girls” do not have the correct support.

The skin and Cooper’s ligaments (ligaments near the breast which give them their size and shape) can break down and cause sagging. Once you’re Cooper’s ligaments stretch out, they do not bounce back.

When people exercise or do any sort of physical activity, they will definitely experience bouncing. Therefore, every woman, no matter what size she is, should wear a sports bra while running or exercising to support and protect her breasts.

How do you fit a sports bra correctly?

  • Ideally, you want a sports bra that fits well, both in the band and cups. Overall, your sports bra should feel a bit tighter than a regular bra; however, you should be able to breathe deeply and with ease.

  • Hook it in the middle and take some deep breaths.

  • The band shouldn’t move. It should fit snugly and comfortably.

  • Raise your hands above your head. Did the elastic band move? If it’s up your rib cage, try a smaller band. If the bra has straps, try adjusting them.

  • Your breasts shouldn’t bulge, pay close attention to any bulging at the top or near the underarm.

  • Furthermore, the cups shouldn’t have any crinkles or gaps. If the cup fabric is wrinkly, try a smaller size.

  • Make sure there is nothing rubbing or chafing around your arm holes, straps, seams, hooks, clasps or anywhere else.

  • Many sports bras offer adjustable straps, so be sure to adjust them to feel supportive, but remember comfort is key. Furthermore, make sure the straps aren’t digging into your shoulders.

  • Luckily, most new sports bras use high-tech fabrics, including moisture wicking. This can improve breathability and help remove excess moisture caused by sweat which can cause chafing. Cotton bras will stay wet; and this can lead to skin irritations.

  • For the last step, jump up and down, jog in place, do jumping jacks. If it feels supportive, you’re set! If not, keep looking.

What makes the Anita Sports Bra a must-have item?

This particular bra fuses high-function details like no other sports bra: complete stability supported by the X-shaped back which produces a “less bounce“ effect “while still being easy to wear and comfortable thanks to its ‘easy on and off’” features.

  • Moulded, seamless, wireless cups that are made of breathable, wicking non-stretch knit.

  • Fused two-ply cup has ventilated mesh on the outside and soft brushed knit on the inside.

  • Two-tone body with contrast accents looks attractive and is practical for sports.

  • Tall centre panel contains you for confident wear, with ventilation for comfort.

  • Sides and back have ventilated mesh, and covered elastic at the top for a better fit.

  • Straps sit further from the neck than other racer-backs, to help keep muscles more relaxed.

  • Wide, padded, non-stretch front straps have rounded edges.

  • Back stretch straps are diagonally anchored at inner side seams, providing 3 layers of stretch knit for extra support to sides.

  • CoolMax mesh lined racer-back is placed ergonomically for best shoulder mobility.

  • Silvertone metal hook-and-eye closure in back.

  • Back opening opens to side seam, easier to get on and off compared to other sports bras.

  • Special absorbency that doesn’t cause you to sweat excessively.

  • Non underwire with brilliant support up to an H cup.

Finally, if you do have a sport bra, remember you still need to take care of it as you would any other bra. Sports bras do eventually lose their elasticity, however in saying that, there are certainly ways to lengthen its life span. On average a good sports bra should last six months to one ear or approximately 72 washes.

For more information go to www.satincandy.co.za  or call us on 031-764 5541 or 031 564 4042 during office hours.