Chafing occurs where your skin meets some kind of friction, this can be most commonly between your legs, but also under the arms, around bra straps/wire and nipples. The outer layer of the skin is rubbed and becomes red and irritated. It can be skin on skin or skin against a fabric.
The repetitive movement of running and the exercise-induced sweat, make chafing a common occurrence whilst running. Continue reading “7 ways to avoid chafing when running”