Match­ing the right bra with the right sport keeps you in the game

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cross train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that I’ve listed be­low, along with some sports bra choices from Anita Ac­tive for each ac­tiv­ity:

1. If you have never tried kick­box­ing, it can be a great cross trainer for run­ners. It is good for your car­dio and core. It is an in­door ac­tiv­ity that in­volves kick­ing, punch­ing, stamina and agility. Anita Ac­tive rec­om­mends a max­i­mum sup­port sports bra, such as Air Con­trol Delta­pad or Dy­namixs­tar Racer­back Sports Bra or the world cham­pion Christina Ham­mer sports bra and Mo­men­tum Pro. I run in the Air Con­trol Delta­pad and it offers not only sup­port but com­fort. It is a bra with style and you can wear it alone or un­der­neath a top.

2. Dance is also a good alternative to keep­ing in shape and there are many types of dance to choose from. De­pend­ing on the type of dance you are do­ing there is a large vari­ance of im­pact, such as jazz, mod­ern, bal­let, tap, ball­room dancing, hip hop classes and more. Anita Ac­tive rec­om­mends a firm, sup­port­ive bra such as Mo­men­tum or Air Con­trol Sports Bra.

3. If you are tak­ing a spin class (in­door cy­cling) it doesn’t involve much up and down move­ment, how­ever there still is some bounce. Make sure ev­ery­thing is se­cure with a bra that offers firm sup­port and one that has high breatha­bil­ity be­cause spin gets your heart­beat climb­ing and can be a very sweaty en­deav­our. A.A. rec­om­mends the Xcon­trol Sports Bra and Ex­treme Con­trol Sports Bra.

4. Yoga isn’t as in­tense as a dance class or spin class but it’s still im­por­tant to wear a sports bra. Look for a bra that moves with you. A.A. rec­om­mends the light and firm sports bra which is what I wear while trav­el­ing or in long-last­ing sit­u­a­tions, for a com­fort­able feel that will en­dure as long as I need it to.

What­ever sport or ac­tiv­ity you par­tic­i­pate in, it’s es­sen­tial for good breast health to choose the right bra for your spe­cific needs while en­sur­ing that you get prop­erly fit­ted.

Here are some tips to help take care of your bra:

Avoid wear­ing the same bra two days in a row.

Ro­tate be­tween 3-4 bras. Keep them stored hang­ing or flat.

Get re­fit­ted ev­ery six months to a year.

Ac­cord­ing to Diane’s Lin­gerie, you should fit bra firm on the loos­est hook, tighten as the bra stretches.

Com­ing up on Oc­to­ber 1st you will have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in CIBC Run for the Cure to help raise funds for Breast Can­cer aware­ness.

Sher­brooke – run starts at 9:40/walk 9:50.

www.run­withit.ca Twit­ter: @christineruns Instagram run­with­it_christineblanchette Youtube – run­withit

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