We all have one favorite sports bra in the closet that we love to use. Unfortunately, this is probably the one that you should replace first.
According to Kari Traa sports bra developer Marika Høseggen, the sports bras that we most often use do not retain their same good qualities over time.
- How often you should change the sports bra depends, of course, on how often you exercise, how often you wash the sports bra and how the elasticity holds up, says Høseggen.
According to her, a good rule of thumb is to replace the sports bra each year. Maybe even more often if you exercise frequently in the same bra.
- It can sound like very often, as well as expensive, but remember that exercising without proper support can lower your performance, cause chest pain, damage your breast tissue, and thereby speed up «breast sag», she adds.
Read more about the consequences of using the wrong sports bra here.
There is no exact answer for when you should replace your sports bra. However, here are some signs that your sports bra has gone out of date.
Remember! There is no natural support in the breasts and size varies throughout life due to hormones, menstruation, weight change, pregnancy and age.
Read more about it here.
For the sake of both the environment – and your wallet – it is in everyone's best interests to try and preserve a sports bra as long as possible. According to Høseggen, there are some things you can do to make it live longer.
" For the sake of both the environment – and your wallet – it is in everyone's best interests to try and preserve a sports bra as long as possible."
Marika Høseggen, Kari Traa sports bra developer