The “invention of the century”- yoga pants, are comfortable, make you look good and feel good as well. Not to mention the effect they have for making your legs and buttocks look like a model’s one.
But, there’s a minus for your health if you’re wearing them all the time. For long time as well. That post-yoga cup of coffee with your yoga classmate might do more worse than the yoga class did good for your body.
The tight but comfortable fit is what made the yoga pants so desirable and popular. However, wearing tight stuff all the time makes you sweat more.
Also, the microfiber material the yoga pants are most usually made of, makes it even harder for your skin to breathe. And a dark place, where oxygen doesn’t spread enough, plus, a warm, sweaty place is the perfect environment for yeast infections and fungus to sprout.
The most affected areas are the upper thighs and the groin. During a yoga class, the thighs often become chafed, which opens up the possibility of all kinds of infections to occur.
Women are most likely to get a yeast infection, also increased by the tight clothes and underwear the fashion put up on them lately. Advice to you – either change right after exercising, or go straight home, than if you need to, go out again.
Folliculitis is another thing to concern about. The hair follicles get damaged during work out, especially because of friction caused by tight clothing. Pimples show up, followed by a rash, and it can be as painful as itchy.
Dr. Michael Eidelman, medical director of Chelsea skin and laser noted that “users of antibiotics for conditions such as acne are more susceptible to infections while wearing yoga pants. The sweat and heat can exacerbate the acne which opens your body up for other infections”.
So, how to prevent this? First of all, Dr. Michael suggest that “The most important strategy to prevent this is to change out of your sweaty clothes quickly, after finishing your workout.
For women, it is especially important to remove any tight-fitting sweaty garments.’ If you want to continue wearing your yoga pants for the day after exercising, buy another pair that you can wear after exercising and showering”.
Also, you can find more breathable clothes to wear while exercising. Make sure your yoga mat is always clean and has no dust or dog hair on them – sweat makes them stick to your body and intimate parts even more.
Keep your body healthy and your vibe positive, such as your energy level high. Thanks to yoga. Namaste!Sources: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ https://www.elitedaily.com/