Dress For Fitness Success
When you look through a fitness magazine or watch a fitness event (e.g., marathon, track and field) everyone is sporting some cool workout gear. As an average Joe or Jane, does your fitness attire really make a difference? Is there anything wrong with a pair of sweats and old t-shirt?Bottom line, not really. HOWEVER, wearing appropriate workout clothing helps you stay more comfortable and therefore making your workouts more enjoyable and lasting a lot longer.
Wicking type material (usually some proprietary textile blend) helps to protect ourselves from the elements and wick away moisture (sweat) from our skin. What is nice is our bodies stay more comfortable while working our – helping us to keep focus on our exercise and not on the wet cotton t-shirt that is sticking to your body. In addition, wet clothing that doesn’t wick can chafe and cause blisters and be darn right uncomfortable.
There is fitness clothing available for all four seasons – and it’s ideal to dress appropriately for your workout. You can find workout wear in the fitness section of your favorite clothing store. They are also available in most sporting goods stores and specialty fitness stores.
You’ll be able to move more freely and feel more comfortably – and working out a little longer.