When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, most people’s thoughts don’t extend beyond putting on items that A. Look good and B. Are clean and fit for purpose. But you might want to think about another factor, too: is what you’re wearing going to cause you long term health problems? A surprising amount of the everyday clothes we wear can cause us issues that we don’t even know about. Here a few of the more common risks, and what you can do to stop them.
Tight Fitting Clothing
Jeggings and skinny jeans can be found in the wardrobes of many a young person, but they have been shown to cause issues that cause a person’s calves to balloon in size! While that was a rare case, wearing clothing that fits close to the skin can cause nerve damage and other issues. If you think you’re experiencing pins and needles more than you should, ditch the tight fitting pants and opt for a size up – they shouldn’t function as a second skin, give your legs some room to breathe!
For women, one of the greatest risks to their health is an ill-fitting bra. There’s a whole host of nasty conditions that can arise from simply wearing a bra that doesn’t quite fit correctly, such as back problems, circulation issues, and skin problems. There are a few studies out there that also connect poorly fitted bras with breast cancer, but don’t worry – the claim is heavily disputed. So what’s the solution for issues caused by this? Getting properly fitted, of course.
What’s in a Shoe? Foot Problems
If standing on your pins is causing you trouble, you might want to contact a company like Perth Foot Centre, because the issue is unlikely to resolve itself on its own. Why? Because we all wear shoes most of the time, and there’s plenty of ways they can cause us trouble if we don’t fix it. You’ll experience foot pain if you wear shoes that are too big or small for you, or if you don’t cut your toenails regularly enough. And we probably don’t need to explain to those of you who have to wear heels just how painful they can be. Aside from fleeting pain, heels can also cause bunions, muscle problems, and arthritis.
And while we’re down by your feet, we should remind you that you shouldn’t be wearing your socks all the time. Your feet need space to breathe: if you’re wearing your socks even when you fall asleep, stop!
And Everything Else
It’s worth thinking properly about what you’re putting onto your body. For example, a heavy bag can quickly cause health troubles – most notably back pain; you should not be carrying a bag that weighs more than 10 percent of your body weight. Equally, other accessories like jewelry and piercings have their own risks, with the likelihood of infections and other skin issues greatly multiplies once they’re added to a person. Ultimately, it’ll pay in the long run if you investigate everything you wear and ask: what damage could you be doing to me?