If you're a mosquito magnet, it might be time to take a look at what you're wearing. “Black, blue, green and floral patterns on clothing attract mosquitoes as they act as camouflage for them,” says insect expert Howard Carter from the repellent brand Incognito.
Last year, the case of an Adelaide woman who had spent the day packing boxes in a pair of skinny jeans made headlines. The jeans had stopped the circulation to her calves, causing the muscles to swell, and this damaged the nerves enough that she fell over and couldn’t get up.
The type of kickers you wear are very important if you commonly suffer from thrush. “G-strings and nylon underwear increase moisture and reduce the circulation of air in the vulval region, and this combination of heat and sweat exacerbates thrush,” says Sydney gynaecologist Dr Robyn Lloyd.
Close-fitting collars or waistbands can slightly restrict your breathing, which for susceptible people, can trigger an attack. “Panic attacks happen because something makes us feel scared, in this case the feeling that it’s slightly difficult to breathe,” explains Brisbane psychologist Lana Hall.
You probably know that wearing an unsupportive bra is bad for your breasts, but it can affect your fitness too. If you run when your breasts aren’t under control, you land more heavily, increasing the risk of problems like knee pain, stress fractures or shin splints. Not to mention poor support might also be slowing you down.