Fashions of late have dictated skinny, tight clothing for both men and women, but Dr Sherrie Bourg Carter, writing for Psychology Today, suggests that your tight clothing can cause reduced energy throughout the day. Here’s why.
Tight, uncomfortable clothing can wear you out faster than you can say Valentino. Why? Because tight clothing restricts normal breathing, which reduces the amount of oxygen that travels to our brains and muscles. Because oxygen invigorates our cells, the less oxygen they get, the more tired we feel. Solution: Wear stylish, yet comfortable clothing, and remind yourself to breathe deeply throughout your day, especially when you’re feeling stressed. Deep breathing is a free, fast, and fabulous energy booster and stress-reliever.
If you’re feeling low on energy, wear more comfortable clothes and breathe deeply. Sounds easy enough. For additional suggestions for some unconventional personal energy savings, be sure to check out the full post.
Energy Zappers: 10 Everyday Things That Drain Our Energy and Steal Our Time [Psychology Today]
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