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Are your clothes making you sick?

By Shameem Akhtar
May 14, 2015 09:00 IST
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Take this simple quiz and find out how your clothes can lead to skin rashes, acidity, urinary tract infection, etc!

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Many of us choose clothes for aesthetics. Some of us, a bit wiser, choose clothes for comfort. But the wisest are those who choose to wear clothes that ensure good health.

To some extent, clothing has become more comfortable and healthy. We are aware of textiles that ‘breathe’, and that natural or organic is better than synthetic.

Nevertheless, there is still much we don’t know about how the clothes we wear can hurt our health.

There is enough evidence to prove that you need to think of clothes in terms of health first. Style and comfort should complement that.

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, posts five questions that may cause you to rethink the association between your health and your clothes.

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