October 13th is the day when women wear no bras. It has been invented by breast cancer awareness promoters and it has been called National National No Bra Day.
They invented this in order to help in collecting money for further research. In order to bring enough attention to the cause, numerous women wear no bra in this day. Apart from everything it seems that wearing bra can be harmful for our breasts in fact.
The purpose of bras is to control and keep the women’s breasts in place. It is especially helpful for those women that have larger breasts. It’s hard to move around when every move that you make is emphasized by your breasts’ corresponding movements.
A professor at the University of Franche-Comte in the town of Besancon and sport science researcher as well, Jean – Denis Rouillon has conducted a 15 – year study on the bras’ effects. His study included 330 women between the ages of 18-35 years. What he discovered was devastating. He found that wearing a bra from early age did nothing to support the chest, reduce back pain or prevent premature sagging. He adds: “Medically, physiologically, anatomically, breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.”
Another interesting thing was that women who stopped wearing bra during the research had a lift of their nipples to 7 millimeters then those who were a regular bra users.
Scientists also state that we have a lack of development of supporting breast tissue when we wear a bra. But without wearing one, we would gain more tone to support our breasts.
“For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast,” said Dr. Stafford Broumand.
Some researchers also claim that when we wear a bra it could hamper circulation and reduce the overall tone of our breasts as well.
However, bras are an important part of our clothing which are used to cover us up more thoroughly and they are also worn for reasons other than reducing the sag of our breasts. In most of the cases, we use bras in order to prevent breasts from moving around and distracting those around us. But it turned out that they are harmful for our body, so we should start eliminating them.