IS YOUR DRESS SENSE DOING YOU HARM? DON’T BE A FASHION VICTIM, SAYS DR ZAC.
PUTTING ON UNDERWEAR
You may like being naked, and f lopping around commando underneath your grey trackies may be sexy, but is this the healthiest choice?
The reason we wear underwear is to keep clean. Our genitals and buttocks have some of the most concentrated ted sweat glands on the body body, making this area the birthplace of bacteria and those raunchy odors.
Yes, you do look great in that jockstrap but don’t forget to wash those pants you are wearing afterwards because, inevitably, passing gas throughout the day, you have been slightly pooing all over your pants.
This goes for those who sleep in the nude, too. Every time you pass gas, you send microscopic particles of fecal matter into the air. Therefore, your expulsion goes into whatever fabric your butt is closest to – that’s what you’re wearing or sitting on.
So, give your pants a rest and wear some underwear when you head out tonight.
Nothing provides better conditions for a yeast and/or bacterial infection than your warm, moist bathing suit, especially those made with synthetic fabrics. Don’t skip the pool, just bring some dry shorts to change into afterwards.
LEGGINGS AND SKINNY JEANS
These show off your muscular glutes and thighs but wreak havoc on the body if worn for long periods of times. They compress the nerves in the groin and legs and reduce the amount of blood f low to the lower legs causing muscle damage and numbness.
In addition, tight clothing will unsettle the first layer of skin, increasing the chance of infection. Skintight clothing causes you to sweat more than usual. This creates the perfect conditions for fungal and bacterial infections. So before jumping into those skinny pants/leggings for the night, try to reduce the amount of time you’ll wear them. Wear looser fitting pants throughout the day so you can wear tight pants out at night.
Oh, and avoid squatting to prevent any possible nerve damage.
For our drag-ulous ladies out there – it’s heels! Besides the inevitable trip and fall, just wearing heels to your performance every weekend can lead to an ankle muscle imbalance. Try to avoid platform heels as these are the ones where more lasting injuries are seen.
Let’s face it, those shoes are not made for men and most can be extremely constricting on the toes. They may be hard to find but look for heels that have a wider sole, especially for the toes. Constricting the toes over time will lead to disfigurements and will eventually alter the overall bone structure to a point of no return.
Try to reduce the amount of time you spend in heels. If you can, only wear them during your performance.
THONGS (THE ONES FOR YOUR FEET)
They may be convenient but they’re wreaking havoc on your feet. These ‘almost’ sandals can disfigure your toes, affect your posture, and cause heel pain. It all comes down to how frequently you wear them. They’re great to wear in the gym shower, to the pool and beach. However, if you plan on walking any more than to and from the car choose sandals. Try to find sandals that have a thick, supportive sole that curves with the arch of your foot and, at all costs, avoid sandals that separate the toes.
DANGER! SWIMWEAR: YEAST INFECTION. THONGS: TOES, HEEL, POSTURE! HEELS: TOE CRUNCH. COMMANDO: BACTERIA.