For many people, working out is often about looking super presentable and attractive rather than being fit. However, your prime concern must be the comfort you are getting in the clothes while working out. Your workout apparel is what that decides the levels of your comfort and has a great effect on your exercise too.
What you wear defines who you are. Similarly, the range of clothes for exercise varies for different workouts. Your prime concern while selecting your workout apparel should be the fabric it is made of, its fit and the comfort.
Not able to decide the perfect apparel for workout? Have a look at these points that will help you pick the best thing to wear while exercising. In order to select the clothes that fit well for your workout, we’ve jotted down a few things to keep in mind.
1. Choosing fabric that provides wicking:
A synthetic fiber that wicks away the sweat from your body will not only keep your body temperature cool while working out, but will also make you feel light and easy, allowing the air to cross through. Polyester, Lycra and spandex would work well.
If you don’t sweat profusely, then wearing cotton apparel would be good for light workouts like stretching and walking as cotton is a soft fabric. However when it gets heavy with sweat, it will cling to your body, making you uneasy.
2. Getting the right fit:
Choose the clothes that don’t get in the way of your workout activity. For exercises which involve lots of leg usage like running, jogging and cycling, wear short or capris that aren’t baggy or loose fitted.
For stretches, yoga, weight lifting or other workouts that don’t involve rapid movements you can use a pair of yoga pants that have better elasticity.
3. Appropriate tops:
Sleeveless tops and t-shirts are a perfect thing to wear while working out. Go for tops that aren’t too loose and have the ability of supporting your body, not flaring away. Sleeveless tops would help keep body sweat-free. These can also be worn in winter season as mostly gyms are centrally heated.
4. Change of clothing according to weather:
The workout clothing changes from season to season. In hot summers you are most likely to be wearing sleeveless shirts with shorts or capris whereas in winters, sweatshirts or a think jacket over t-shirt would work fine. But one must keep in mind not to go for very warm clothing in winters as the body temperature itself goes up while exercising.
5. The right footwear:
Choosing the right shoe for workout is very important. If your feet aren’t comfortable, you can never perform the workout properly. Wear a shoe that perfectly fits your foot and ankle but isn’t too tight to not let the air pass through. Thin sole shoes are a good choice as they don’t let the shoe get heavy due to sweat.
Try to keep your clothing as light as you can in order to have a relaxed workout which does not make you feel irritated and disgusted due to sweat. After all, workout is supposed to give you an ever charming, relaxed look!
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