June 10, 2008 03:03 ET

Sports Bra Undie Award Winners Offer Health With Comfort and Support

2008 Undie Awards Has Done the Work For You -- Find the Right Sports Bra Without Endless Trial and Error

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Sports Bras are not just fashionable; they make it possible for half the female population to lead an active life. But finding the one that's right for you can be tricky. To help you make the right choice without a lot of trial and error, HerRoom asked women to vote on their favorites. The result of thousands of women's votes can be seen in the 2008 Undie Awards. Voters gave their picks for an average figure and a full figure and the judges recommended their select picks for these figure types.

Why is it essential to wear a sports bra while exercising? According to Dr. Johanna Scurr, principle lecturer in Biomechanics at Portsmouth University in the UK, about 50% of the female population experiences breast pain, some so severe it's been equated to the pain of breast cancer. "This pain can affect all quality of life issues for women. It can be a barrier to participating in physical activity, can affect their work, their sleep -- it's a real significant problem for women," said Dr. Scurr. "Research has shown that the most effective way to reduce breast pain is to wear the right type of support. Our tests have shown that a bra with a combination of compression and encapsulation gives the best possible support." The complete interview with Dr. Scurr can be heard in the podcast on the HerRoom website.

The Undie Award for Favorite Sports Bra for an Average Figure went to Lily of France In Action Sports Bra 2101755. This bra uses compression and encapsulation to separate the breasts and give added support and control for medium impact. Made of cotton for those who prefer natural fabrics, this winner features underwire support, wide, lightly padded shoulder straps, and hook and eye adjustments.

For the full figure, the winner is the Enell Sport's Bra 100. Now famous as the bra Oprah trained in for the New York Marathon, this front closure bra is sleek and beautiful. It offers encapsulation and compression to firmly support the full figure. Check out the "Bounce Test" video at HerRoom to see it in action.

The judges Select Winner for the Average Figure went to the Moving Comfort Cara Underwire Sports Bra 728460 and the Goddess Sports Bra Soft Cup 5056 for full figures. Undie Select winners are chosen for receiving high marks in the voting combined with consistently outstanding voter reviews from women during the year.

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