What Do You Wear To Your Physical?
Let’s take the, at-times, overwhelming awkwardness of a physical and knock it down a few pegs. Getting naked in front of strangers can range from horrifying to thrilling and let’s face it, a physical is (in most cases) the former. When I had my doctors appointment yesterday, my first thought was… I’m going to be buck naked naked in a few hours…hmmm, better manscape!
The next pressing issue was undergarments and their state of cleanliness followed quickly by which style. Since I just picked up a new pair of Calvin’s (the zinc holiday micro low rise briefs in red to be exact) I tore those out of the box and slapped ’em on. A comfortable yet not overly showy pair of undies (when compared the rest of underwear… I like snug and flashy down there) The rest of the outfit was just a snap front cowboy denim shirt for quick access and some loose fitting jeans.
For women this is a little trickier because of the number of options you have, but also… the bra situation… in that you typically wear one. I recommend something comfortable (does comfortable exist when smooshing sensitive parts of your body into such a contraption?) that is easy to remove. Also please don’t wear under-wire, lace, extra padding or a thong… you’re just asking for a malpractice lawsuit, or a very uncomfortable female doctor, or nurse. If you have a hot date later that evening, pack an over-nighter.
Also, there’s the often over looked, but ever present shoe dilemma. When arriving at the doc’s office you’ll want to keep your shoes on – unless some oddball policy states otherwise. Then you will have to remove them for your weigh-in and then put them back on, and off and on once more for the doctor or nurse, for whatever reason – but they will find a reason, I think it’s a game. Ease your already stressed-out-that-you-might-be-told-something-horrific-at-any-moment mind with the right slip-on shoes (and proper undergarments).
Also a quick tip about doctor’s physicals… Go in Summer! You can show up in a tank, shorts and flip-flops and it’s perfectly comfortable, easy to remove and easy to put back on in a hurry.
Cheers to your health!
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