FA­TAL FASH­ION

IS YOUR DRESS SENSE DO­ING YOU HARM? DON’T BE A FASH­ION VIC­TIM, SAYS DR ZAC.

DNA Magazine - - HEALTH -

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.

SWIMWEAR

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.

HIGH HEELS

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.

JOCKSTRAPS: POO-Y.

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