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    The (re)Issue

    Many doctors recommend sports bras post-surgery because sports bras have no underwire and have soft cups, not molded ones. However, most sports bras are less than ideal after surgery. They are designed to compress natural breast tissue and to restrict breast movement during exercise. Implants and prosthetics can't be comfortably compressed in the same way as natural breast tissue. Constriction can be painful post-surgery. Another tricky thing about most sports bras is that they are hard to put on and take off. After surgery, most patients have a limited range of motion. One more barrier for those looking for sports bras to wear after surgery is that ordinary sports bras are designed for those with two natural breasts. 
    We know how transformative exercise can be for your mind, body and emotions, and we also know how important staying active is to our AnaOno Community. That’s why we designed #AnaOnoActive: a range of sports bras designed to get your body moving. We designed these sports bras with your exact post-surgical comfort needs in mind. With ultra-soft breathable materials and a fit made to support your reconstructed foobs, these bras will help you feel like the badass you are while you build your body back up.

    For most people getting dressed for a workout is the first step to getting your body moving. Getting ready prepares your mind, and gets you in the zone and ready to take on your goals. “I feel like getting dressed is half the battle and once you are dressed, you feel good. But if you don’t even feel good in getting dressed, you’re not going to feel good in doing a workout,” says Paige. That is the exact reason why we created The Paige Sports Bra. 

    Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get active. To ensure that you are properly supported and comfortable, it’s imperative that you have the right sports bra.
    Your first bra after your mastectomy was the Rora Front Closure Bra, because it made getting dressed so easy, and it comforted your sensitive surgical skin. Your first post-mastectomy sports bra should be The Bianca Bra. This revolutionary active style comes with the same front-closing design as your trusty Rora Bra, but with buttery-soft, sweat-friendly active fabric.

    Don’t let uncomfortable bras hold you back from doing what you want. Learn what to do if your bras hurt and get helpful bra recommendations from AnaOno.

    If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your bra, it’s probably time. Read this article from AnaOno for some other signs you need a new bra.

    Wondering how often you should wash your bra? Read this article from AnaOno to find the answer and some tips on how to get them clean quickly and efficiently.

    Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you should give up all of your fashion sense. It definitely doesn’t mean that you should ditch your bra. What it means is that you should find a more comfortable alternative to wear while working from home.

    Guest post by Tracy Birdsell, Breast Cancer Survivor and Meditation Teacher 

    My trip to Owego inspired this month’s meditation on revival. The trees and the piles of golden leaves on the ground from the season before all reminded me that everything is a cycle. With this in mind, I created an easy system for you to help you stay focused on what matters most to you in your life right now in the year ahead.

     

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the start of another new year, and every year, we turn the page towards new opportunities and new adventures, in the hopes that this year will be the best yet, or maybe even better than last! For us here at AnaOno, the spark of a new year for us means REVIVAL. And that is what we are focusing on all month long. Revival is a special word for those of us in the breast cancer community, who after diagnosis, strive for recovery, a comeback and a reintroduction into who they are, and everything that encompasses. 

     

    We can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to be able to present this to you all. It’s about time the world saw some swimsuits designed with breast cancer patients in mind, that are actually cute and work for a range of different ages, not just your granny’s. You already know that some of the ones out there right now are kinda meh. And we just couldn’t leave it like that anymore! We’re not going to settle with our bras, we’re not going to settle with our swimsuits, we’re not going to settle. Period. That’s it.