It’s the start of the year, the ideal time for anyone to get in shape after letting loose during the holidays. Now, some of you fitness newbies might be compelled to run to the nearest sports house and buy head-to-toe gear, but we say, hold your horses, girl. If you’re just beginning, consider investing in this sportswear essential first: the sports bra. Sure, good cross-trainers are important, but owning a sports bra is more essential to your fitness journey. Read on to find out why:

They’re kind to your boobs.
Whether you choose to run, do strength training, yoga, or pilates, you need to wear a sports bra because it prevents your girls from jiggling all over the place. Sports bras hug and cup your breast right, and support your back and shoulders. They come with different types of support: low, medium, and high, depending on the intensity of your fitness activity.

Also, they allow the skin on your chest to breathe while you sweat away, preventing unwanted body acne from happening. Another upside of wearing a sports bra is that they don't have hooks at the back.
Imagine how painful it will be to wear a regular bra when you do exercises while laying down.

You can start exercising as soon as you own one.
Most sports bras won't cost as much as a pair of sneakers, so you can easily get one for yourself. Yoga, pilates, and barre exercises don't need shoes, so you can try these exercises as soon as you own one. We've got an at-home, full-body yoga workout to get you started.

You’ll realize you won’t need gym clothes yet.
As long you’ve got support for your chest, you can simply wear shirts and leggings while you bust a move. But of course, feel free to get yourself gym wear for extra comfort and flexibility.

Check out our top sports bra picks below:

Adidas Supernova Heat Graphic High Support Sports Bra, P1,895
Adidas is available at Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 3, and department stores.


Triumph Medium Support Sports Bra, P1,000
Triumph is available at department stores.

Forever 21 High-Impact Sports Bra
Forever 21 is available at SM Fairview, SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, and SM Southmall.

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