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
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
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.
To find out more about the fashionable support offered by Sports Bra
winners, visit www.theundies.com