What Happens To Your Body When You Wear Leggings Every Day

 

What Happens To Your Body When You Wear Leggings Every Day

2020/06/29

According to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, people are more susceptible to ringworm if they sweat while wearing tight exercise clothing, like leggings. Ringworm sounds terrifying, but before you toss out all your leggings, know that ringworm doesn't involve an actual worm like the name suggests. Rather, it's a fungal infection, the expert explained to The Healthy.



Working out in leggings every day also increases your risk for another fungal infection: jock itch. The publication explained that although it's often thought of as a condition that affects men, women aren't immune to it. Jock itch tends to strike in athletes and overweight people and thrives in "sweaty, moist environments," which leggings can create. Of course, it also depends on how much you sweat and what materials your leggings are made of. 


The Healthy suggests changing out of your leggings and showering after working out or after being outside in the heat. However, if you're feeling fine down there and you wear leggings most every day, then keep doing you. "Some women can walk around in wet workout clothes all day and have no problem," obstetrician-gynecologist Alyssa Dweck told Health. Keep calm and carry on in your leggings.
















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