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Why tight fitting clothes are unhealthy

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 14, 2022, 12:45 am IST
Updated : Apr 14, 2022, 12:45 am IST

Clothing that is too tight can lead to problems ranging from minor annoyance to significant health issues

Tight clothing can restrict your freedom of movement. “Breathing can level off if the chest cannot move physiologically,” says physiotherapist Ute Merz. Possible consequences are concentration problems and headaches, as the brain no longer be optimally supplied with oxygen. (Representational Image/ By Arrangement)
 Tight clothing can restrict your freedom of movement. “Breathing can level off if the chest cannot move physiologically,” says physiotherapist Ute Merz. Possible consequences are concentration problems and headaches, as the brain no longer be optimally supplied with oxygen. (Representational Image/ By Arrangement)

Whether it’s skinny jeans or a tight-fitting blouse, the clothes that we like the most are unfortunately not always the most comfortable ones. However, does it actually harm the body to wear tight clothes regularly?

Until the 20th century, tight clothes in the Western world largely took the form of corsets. These infamous undergarments were popular  because they made the waist appear smaller through tight lacing.

Women greatly compromised on their health for this body look because the pressure of corsets deformed the lungs, the stomach and intestines, sometimes even shifting them within the body.