TIGHT IS NOT RIGHT
W earing jeans a size or two too small can cause abdominal discomfort, heartburn and belching a few hours after eating, cinched belts can compress the nerve that runs from the abdomen to the outer thigh, report researchers in an archives of Internal Medicine.
There's more. Tight shirt collars and neckties can reduce circulation to the brain and increase intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye), a risk factor for glaucoma. Bike shorts lower sperm count, badly-fitted bras cause back strain, high heels higher than two inches shorten the Achilles tendon, and flip-flops cause sore calf muscles and alter gait, potentially leading to longterm ankle and hip problems. The solution: Chose comfort over style, every time.