The Most Common Reasons You’re Likely Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra

The majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and this includes sports bras. Wearing the wrong size or type of bra while you work out may be worse for you than wearing the wrong one when you’re more sedentary. The reason is that you’re moving around much more forcefully and you’re more likely to cause yourself pain or even injury.

There are many different ways to know whether or not you’ve been wearing the wrong sports bra. Primary among them is that you experience pain or other forms of discomfort during your workouts.

Choosing the right sports bra can be difficult. It’s not just a matter of making sure it fits properly. The Science Publishing Group recently published the results of research showing that the majority of sports bras don’t actually provide the type of support a woman needs to reduce the type of movement the breast tissue experiences when you exercise. That said, despite the fact that most products aren’t doing their job, it remains very important to find one that does.

Improper support when exercising can lead to discomfort during the workout but it can also result in premature sagging as a result of damaged tissues, ligaments and other breast supporting structures.

Therefore, before you head out to purchase another sports bra find out if you’ve been falling victim to one of the most common reasons women choose the wrong sports bras:

• You consider all sports bras equal – Even if you’ve purchased the right size and a great product, it’s important to know that sports bras are designed to work in different ways. Depending on the intensity of your workout, you may need a firmer support to your sports bra. If you’re using just one type for all the different kinds of workout you do, you’ll have a product that works great for some workouts and not so much for others. Pay attention to the support level and make sure you’re selecting the right one to wear for your workout.

• You’re not ultra-picky about getting the right fit – Just because you think you know your regular bra size, it doesn’t mean you know the right fit for your sports bra. Moreover, there isn’t an industry standard in this area, which means that every brand creates its own sizing and fit. It’s very important to be fitted for a sports bra every year and make sure to try several on to get the right fit. Even if you maintain the same weight, your body will change from one year to the next, so keep your sizing up to date.

• You bought it because it was on sale – More expensive sports bras aren’t necessarily better, but at the same time, the cheapest bra isn’t necessarily any good at all. Just because you found a great sale, it doesn’t mean you’re getting a deal. It’s only a great price if the sports bra is the perfect fit, construction and support level for your workout needs.

How You Can Know it’s Not Fat You’re Burning

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that because the number on the scale is dropping, we’re doing a great job and should keep it up. The thing is, the bathroom scale can’t tell what it is that you’re losing. After all, that’s why – if you’re anything like me – you either weigh yourself in the buff or blame that extra pound this week on a heavier outfit than you’d been wearing the week before. Because the scale doesn’t know the difference between you and that massive oversized sweater dress.

That said, not all weight changes can be blamed on fat – or sweaters, for that matter. Just because you get on the scale and see the number going up or down it doesn’t mean there has been any change in your body fat. This is something I learned the hard way from trying to lose weight too quickly. It’s also why steady, gradual weight loss is generally considered to be way better for you than trying to drop an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time.

If you follow a diet that is too extreme or you exercise improperly, you could actually be burning something other than fat. All those achievements you’re seeing on the scale could actually be a growing problem building in your body. It could be that you’re actually burning other body tissues such as muscle.

Fortunately, there are signs that you can watch for to help you spot issues of burning muscles and body tissue before they become problematic. They include the following:

• You’re losing weight faster than expected – Fat doesn’t burn quickly. It burns gradually. The odds are that if the fat seems to be magically melting away from your body, you’re losing something other than – or in addition to – body fat. The first thing you’re likely losing is water. The fastest type of weight loss is water loss through dehydration. This weight comes back as soon as you’re hydrated again. That said, if you’re losing fat faster than expected and it doesn’t come back in a few days, it could be that you’re burning some of your lean muscle, not just your fat.

• You feel fatigued a lot – If you find yourself feeling sluggish a lot, it might mean that you’re overdoing your workouts and/or under-doing your diet. That sluggish feeling can mean that your muscles are overworked or are starting to burn away. More signs of this problem are that you used to be able to do a certain workout and now you just can’t seem to keep up the intensity.

• You’re not seeing any progress – If, despite your best efforts to eat well and keep up your regular workouts, you haven’t been seeing any progress in your strength or size, your muscles may not be getting what they need to recover properly. You’re burning them because they aren’t getting the nutrition or time required to heal and improve.

Does Exercising Make You More Hungry

Exercising Doesn’t Make Most People More Hungry

Losing weight requires exercise. There’s really no way around it if you want to lose the pounds in a healthy way and stop them from coming back. A lifestyle of long term weight management demands that you stay active on a regular basis. However, as many people get started in building a healthier lifestyle in the hopes of burning fat, many hesitate to exercise too much out of fear of being more hungry.

It’s very commonplace to feel concerned that exercising too much can make you feel hungrier than you usually would. Though that may not sound very important, when you’re trying to get your weight under control, hunger management is a serious issue. After all, if you work hard to power through several workouts a week, then you want all that effort and sweat to count for something. The last thing you want is to eat all those burned calories – and then some – because your appetite has expanded with your time at the gym. Keep reading this post

How much Cardio Needed Weight Loss

How Much Cardio is Needed for Weight Loss?

You’ve accepted the fact that if you want to lose weight, you’re going to have to up your game in terms of exercise. Some of us love to work out. Others aren’t as fond of having to head to the gym every evening or get up early to run every morning. Whether it’s your favorite activity or not, it’s necessary. Fortunately, many people find that the more they exercise, the more they love it. But how much is necessary if you’re doing it with a weight loss goal in mind.

There are three kinds of exercise most of us should be doing for our health, regardless of whether we want to lose weight, maintain or even gain. These are cardio, strength training, and flexibility (such as yoga). Keep reading this post

Dog Fitness equipment

Is Your Dog the Best Fitness “Equipment” You’ll Ever Have?

If you’re a dog owner, you may already have everything you need to get an amazing daily workout – or two – without having to spend a penny on fitness equipment. While you may be thinking that this is only a reference to the number of walks you could – and likely should – be taking with your furry family member, there’s actually more to it than that.

Walking is a great way to get your exercising started. If you’re not walking to exercise with your dog every day, begin today. Even if you’re out there for only fifteen minutes at the start, it’s something. This is important to both you and your dog. Over time, you can build to longer walks as you increase both your fitness and that of your pooch. Keep reading this post