Wardrobe Favorites: Choose Wisely For Better Health!

Your wardrobe does play a significant role when it comes to health. Shop wisely!

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Clothes

Wear the correct size

Tight clothing can cause circulatory problems and aggravate high blood pressure. Buy clothing that fits comfortably. That goes for jewelry as well.

Dress for the climate

Let your local weather forecast help you decide what to wear. Harsh winters call for coats, hats, gloves, and boots.  For warmer, hot and humid conditions, it is better to wear light-weight, loose-fitting wear for comfort.

The sun-shields

Keep using your sunscreen and let your garments provide an additional line of defense. Hats shield the delicate skin on your face and neck year round.

Compression socks

Many doctors recommend compression socks for patients who are recovering from medical procedures or have conditions like diabetes that interfere with circulation. They’re also great for anyone who wants to boost blood flow or stands on their feet all day.

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Shoes

Measure your heels

High heels may look good but the ill-fit can cause issues. Shop for styles offering good support. Try alternating with flats some days.

Take off the flip-flops

Flip flops provide little support for your ankles and knees. They’re convenient at the pool but put on walking shoes if you’re covering longer distances.

Toning Footwear

Lots of people liked the idea of shoes that would shape up their legs for them. However, studies showed that those claims failed to hold up and some brands actually caused injuries.

Keep up to date with your shoe size

Check your shoe size, to ensure your favorite boots still fit before you put them on for all-day wear. Allow about a half-inch of space around your toes.

Drive Responsibly

Bare feet and flip-flops can be dangerous behind the wheel. You may slip or find your toe caught under a pedal. It’s worth the time to change into footwear that grips well.

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Bags

Lighten your load

Your handbag may weigh more than you think. The general rule of thumb is to limit yourself to ten percent of your body weight or less. Empty out stuff you no longer need.

Switch sides

It’s easy to get in the habit of carrying stuff on one side of your body only, which leads to overuse over time. Make a conscious decision to alternate from one shoulder to the other throughout each day.

Try a cross-body bag

Even better, pick a style with straps that you can wear across your chest or back. It will distribute the weight more evenly and take the pressure off your shoulders.

Switch wallets

Ditch that overstuffed wallet in favor of a lean credit card case.

Fashion can be good for you, so let your wardrobe help you to lead a long and active life. Next time you make a purchase, keep these useful tips in mind!

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