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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 19:07 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Decker

Best Bras for the New Year

Q: This month you're focused on New Year, New You! How does getting a new bra fit into that?

A: Most women don't realize how much a great fitting bra can change their lives! Not only does it improve your posture by providing support and decreasing discomfort, it also increases your self-esteem. If your New Year's resolution is working on YOU, start with your foundations at LiviRae Lingerie!

Q: Is it important to get a fitting if you're only shopping for a sports bra?

A: Yes! Sports bras, though often overlooked, are a very important addition to your bra wardrobe. Exercise can cause your breasts to bounce up and down and in a circular motion. That type of repetitive motion can cause pain, soreness and even sagging. We also suggest that women always buy a cup sized sports bra instead of the basic small, medium, or large sizes that most stores carry. Protecting and caring for your breast tissue is extremely important, and wearing the right sports bra can help you do just that!

Best-Self-NYE-Badge-1Q: How do you ensure that each customer gets the perfect fitting bra?

A: About 85 percent of women are wearing a bra that is two bands too big and two cups too small. The band of the bra is the most important piece, so that's always the first thing we check. We take time during fittings to educate women about bra fit for bust health. We allow our customers to try on different bra options and styles to help them find the perfect fit.

Q: Do you think that an ill-fitting bra can lead to health issues?

A: Yes. When a bra does not fit correctly, women carry extra pressure in their shoulders, causing indentations, neck pain, back pain and, in the long term, the Dowagers hump. If the wire rests on the breast tissue instead of flat against the rib cage, that pressure can also cause calcification of the cells within the breast tissue.

 

RIBBONs-019New Year, New You at LiviRae Lingerie!

Founded by Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Decker in 2006, LiviRae Lingerie is a place where women of all shapes and sizes can shop for gorgeous lingerie in a judgment-free zone. Their primary mission is to help women at any age receive the proper education about bra fit. Carrying bra sizes from 30A – 50N, LiviRae Lingerie fits everybody with every body! Their tag line says it all: "No Bust Too Big or Small, We Fit 'Em All!"

LiviRae Lingerie is located in Kennesaw, Georgia and provides a lingerie experience that helps women feel confident and comfortable. LiviRae Lingerie specializes in bra fitting, custom lingerie, plus size bras and specialty products such as augmentation and mastectomy bras.

If your New Year's resolution is to take better care of yourself, what better place to start than the foundations of your daily wardrobe? Let us help you feel lifted and gifted in 2015!

 

Sponsored by: Livi Rae Lingerie | 440 Ernest Barrett Pkwy, Suite #31 | Kennesaw, GA, 30144
Phone: (770) 429-7004 | www.liviraelingerie.com

 

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 18:54 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Molly Hopkins & Cynthia Decker

Healthy Bust, Healthy You

 

Q: What inspired you to start LiviRae Lingerie?

A: When we first got into the lingerie business, we worked for a company that catered to a specific type of women. Our hearts were hurting for the women we had to turn away because we didn't have product that suited their needs. We decided to create a place where we could carry bras for everybody with every body! With that, LiviRae Lingerie was created as a judgment free zone for women of all shapes and sizes. When they find products that work for them, they leave feeling beautiful, confident and of course, lifted and gifted in their brand new bras!

Q: We know that LiviRae Lingerie focuses on bra fit for bust health. Can you tell us why bra fit is so important?

A: About 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Most women wear bras about two bands too big and two cups too small! Bra fit is important for many reasons including overall self esteem, comfort and health. An ill-fitting bra can cause pain and discomfort to the shoulders and back. All of the pressure falls on the shoulders, which can cause long-term pain.

Best-Self-Mag-Gift-Card-Button-Xmas-1Q: What can a woman do to extend the life of her bra?

A: There are a few things we suggest in order to keep those bras going! One of our first suggestions is to build up your bra collection so you can rotate each day, and avoid wearing the same bra back to back. Another way to extend the life of a bra is to use the right detergent. We suggest washing bras by hand or on a gentle cycle in cold water with a mild lingerie detergent. Always hang bras from the center or lay them flat to dry, never put them in the dryer or hang them by the strap.

Q: How many bras should the average woman have?

A: We suggest that each woman start her bra collection with four bras and build to seven within the span of a year. This is necessary to maintain a healthy bra wardrobe and extend the life of all of your bras.

Q: How does the "virtual fit" on your website work?

A: Virtual Fit is a revolutionary process! We have created a way to bring our unique bra fitting technique to women all around the world from the comforts of their own home! We use Skype to reach women no matter where they are, and give them a personalized bra fitting experience. Following the fitting, our virtual fitters will walk their client through the online shopping process, helping them to navigate the site and show them which styles and products will work best for them. The fitters pass on their product knowledge and teach their clients what they need to know about bra fit and bust health, making sure they leave with everything they need.

 

 

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Founded by Molly Hopkins & Cynthia Decker in 2006, LiviRae Lingerie is a place where women of all shapes and sizes can shop for gorgeous lingerie in a judgment free zone. Their primary mission is to help women at any age, receive the proper education about bra fit. Carrying bra sizes from 28A – 50N, LiviRae Lingerie fits everybody with every body! Their tag line says it all, "No Bust Too Big or Small, We Fit 'Em All" ...and they do just that!

LiviRae Lingerie is located in Kennesaw, Georgia and provides a lingerie experience that helps women feel confident and comfortable through their entire shopping experience. LiviRae Lingerie specializes in bra fitting, custom lingerie, plus size bras and specialty products such as augmentation and mastectomy bras.

The ladies of LiviRae love what they do because of the difference that they are able to make in women's lives. "We believe we have a God given talent to bra fit women, and we love nothing more than to use that talent every day!" – Molly & Cynthia

Sponsored by: Livi Rae Lingerie | 440 Ernest Barrett Pkwy, Suite #31 | Kennesaw, GA, 30144
Phone: (770) 429-7004 | www.liviraelingerie.com

 

 

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 18:55 Written by
Donna Roberts, MD

The Truth about Breast Health

1. When should I begin getting mammograms?
You may have heard that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended delaying mammogram screening in women until age 50 in November 2009. These recommendations are controversial and contradict recommendations by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrician / Gynecologist. A recently published Swedish study in September 2010 showed a 29 percent reduction in breast cancer deaths in women age 40 to 49 who obtained breast cancer screenings. Breast cancer in the 40- to 49-year-old age group, the majority of whom are pre-menopausal, are often more aggressive and more deadly.

2. What if I have relatives with breast cancer?  Don’t I need extra care?
Family history is a breast cancer risk factor. The lifetime risk is up to four times higher if a mother and sister are affected. The family history characteristics that suggest increased risk of cancer are as follows:
• Two or more relatives with breast or ovarian cancer.
• Breast cancer occurring in a relative who is less than 50 years old.
• Relatives with both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
• One or more relative with two cancers (breast and ovarian cancer or two independent breast cancers).
• Male relatives with breast cancer.

If you have a first degree relative (a mother, sister or daughter) who has had breast cancer, you should begin screening with mammography 10 years prior to the age of your relative’s diagnosis. And, if you have two or more relatives with breast and/or ovarian cancer, you may want to consider BRAC genetic testing to determine if you are at risk even at a young age. Your primary care physician can help you determine if you are a candidate for this testing. BRAC gene positive females should begin mammography screening 20 to 25 years of age. But also keep in mind that according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), most women (85 percent) who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease.

3. I’m a busy professional and working mother. How can I remember to do my breast self exams?
Breast self awareness has been shown to be a valuable tool in detecting breast cancer. Self exams help you become familiar with your breasts so if something changes, you know it. To help you remember to do them monthly, you can sign up for a free “BreasText” reminder. Text the word “breast” to 72239 and you will receive a text message on your cell phone each month from Piedmont Hospital’s Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center reminding you to perform your breast self exams. And don’t forget to see your primary care physician for a clinical breast exam annually.

 

Piedmont Physicians Group
35 Collier Road
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 350-1010

 

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