Thursday, September 17, 2009


Part of a great exercise program is having the right clothing. When considering what type of clothing to wear, the best fabric is one that is wicking, clothing that will pull the sweat away from your skin. There are several to choose on the market but COOLMAX and SUPPLEX containing fabrics allow the sweat to be evaporated from the skin so you are not left feeling wet and uncomfortable during your workout. Some people prefer to workout in clothing made from cotton but it will absorb the sweat and give you that feeling of heaviness during a workout. The worst choose of fabric is one that doesn't breathe because these will not allow the sweat to evaporate and tend to keep the body temperature elevated during your workout.
Aside from what the clothing is made from fit is also another important factor. You want your clothing to be loose and comfortable. Use caution however if you are running or biking not to have the legs of the pants too wide as they can get caught in the bike pedals or your feet.
If your activities are outside during the cold weather months you will want to layer so that you can be warm enough but able to remove a layer if you begin to get overheated. Be sure you heed moms advice...heed your head covered as well as your ears and hands.
For those die hard that exercise no matter what, on the wet and windy days wear an outer layer that can serve as protection from the elements.
Comfort is an important factor to keep you focused and committed to your exercise routine.

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