All sport bras are not the same. Here is what you need to know

Fall is a great time to try a different activity. With mostly cooler, yet still pleasant, weather in September and October, the absence of summer heat will lure some from their air conditioned gyms back to the great outdoors. From team sports to running or cycling, investing in a bra for your chosen sport will give you the right support and confidence.

If you are a runner, you can complement your level of fitness by doing some cross training activities that I’ve listed below, along with some sports bra choices from Anita Active for each activity:

  1. If you have never tried kickboxing, it can be a great cross trainer for runners. It is good for your cardio and core. Cross training is an indoor activity that involves kicking, punching, stamina and agility. Anita Active recommends a maximum support sports bra, such as Air Control DeltaPad, a DynamiXstar Racerback Sports Bra, or the world champion Christina Hammer sports bra and Momentum Pro (available in November). I run in the Air Control DeltaPad and it offers not only support but comfort. It is a bra with style and you can wear it alone or underneath a top.
  2. Dance is also a good alternative to keeping in shape and there are many types of dance to choose from. Depending on the type of dance you are doing there is a large variance of impact, such as jazz, modern, ballet, tap, ballroom dancing, and hip hop classes. Anita Active recommends a firm, supportive bra such as Momentum or Air Control Sports Bra.
  3. If you are taking a spin class (indoor cycling) it doesn’t involve much up and down movement, however there still is some bounce. Make sure everything is secure with a bra that offers firm support and one that has high breathability because spin gets your heartbeat climbing and can be a very sweaty endeavour. A.A. recommends the Xcontrol Sports Bra and Extreme Control Sports Bra.
  4. Yoga isn’t as intense as a dance class or spin class but it’s still important to wear a sports bra. Look for a bra that moves with you. A.A. recommends the light and firm sports bra which is what I wear while traveling or in long-lasting situations, for a comfortable feel that will endure as long as I need it to.

Whatever sport or activity you participate in, it’s essential for good breast health to choose the right bra for your specific needs while ensuring that you get properly fitted.

Here are some tips to help take care of your bra:

  • Avoid wearing the same bra two days in a row.
  • Rotate between 3-4 bras. Keep them stored hanging or flat.
  • Get refitted every six months to a year.

According to Diane’s Lingerie, you should fit bra firm on the loosest hook, tighten as the bra stretches.

Coming up on October 1st you will have the opportunity to participate in CIBC Run for the Cure to help raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness.

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