Thursday, 3 March 2022

Can Clothes Affect Your Health? 5 Fashion Choices That Could Be Bad for Your Health

can clothes affect your health?

 Have you ever heard of the expression "dressed to kill"? Well, your fashion choices could be killing you gradually. That favorite stylish outfit you love so much may make you look good but can cause serious health problems. Bear in mind, that designers are not in the business of making clothing safe. They are in the business of making them attractive to the consumer.

Making these wardrobe changes can eliminate health issues caused by clothing choices or prevent them from occurring.

Wear supportive shoes

Great shoes give you support and complete your outfit. However, it is important to learn how to choose the right shoes that complement your outfit without damaging your body. One common issue is the choice of length of your heels.

High heels disrupt the natural form of the body, pulling it out of alignment which can lead to low back, shoulder, and neck pain. To prevent these  issues:

  • Wear lower-heeled shoes
  • If you must wear high-heeled shoes, alternate with lower-heeled shoes throughout the week.
  • If you do a lot of walking and standing, take a pair of flats with you in case you start to feel weary.
  • Do stretching exercises before and after long periods wearing heels.
Flat shoes like flip flops can also cause foot and ankle pain because of inadequate support.
When choosing shoes, go for shoes that give good arch support and fit.

Carry lighter bags

Carrying heavy bags can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. Heavy bags can cause the body to be misaligned. The muscles on the other side of the body shift and can lead to body pain. Try to carry only what you need in your bag.

Wear breathable fabrics

Not allowing your body to access as much air as it needs can result in excess moisture. In some cases, it could lead to infection and body odor.
Try on the garment you want to wear, notice if it feels airy and cool or seems to keep air from getting to your skin.
Your best bet is 100 percent cotton fabrics. Cotton blend often works well for air circulation as well.

Avoid clothes that are too tight

Clothes that are too tight can cause health issues. Skinny jeans especially the super skinny type can put pressure on the nerves in your leg and groin and reduce blood flow to the legs. This can cause numbness and muscle damage. Skin-tight clothes can also cause heartburn and testicular damage.
Shapewear including waist trainers and corsets that is too tight can cause acid reflux and abdominal pain.
Remember that clothes are supposed to fit your body and not the other way round. When in doubt. go for a size bigger.

Wear the right underwear

Wearing wrongly sized underwear can lead to health issues. An example is your bra. The wrong bra can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. Too tight straps can leave marks and abrasions on the skin.
To prevent this, get a proper fitting to know your exact size.
Underwire bras can also cause injuries if the wire pokes out of the fabric.

Be kind to your body. Choose the right clothing that will not only make you look good but also maintain your health.

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