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Wellness and Sports: What to Wear?

Here we found ourselves again in the company of our usual contacts. I take the opportunity to respond to a reader asking me what kind of clothes should be used for the practice of physical activity. Let’s start by saying that many, especially among the young, attributed to sports clothing important from the aesthetic point of view: just be trendy. Often one does not think of convenience and practicality of clothing suitable to the exercises to be carried out, as rather to be “trendy”. Nothing could be more wrong because the garments worn in the gym first of all be comfortable and allow freedom of movement.

If you are using a fabric made predominantly of synthetic material, for example, can easily lead to dermatitis, eczema or allergic reactions that manifest with burning, itching and redness of the skin, but not only: a dermatitis that is neglected or not properly treated, can degenerate into a fungal infection, a skin infection very difficult to eradicate.

What is the appropriate attire to train in the gym? Certainly, the “classic” trousers or shorts, of cotton large and comfortable, a t-shirt with short sleeves and a sweatshirt, because in the transition from one room to another, it will be good to cover if you are sweaty, so as to avoid unpleasant colds or sore throat that almost always in the case of cooling you can turn into sinusitis and allergic rhinitis.

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Let’s see in detail what are the right shops to wear when you practice sports?

Pants

Those comfortable and seamless are definitely the most accredited: can be long if you attended, for example, the room with the machinery for the augmentation of the muscles, where the movements are rather “static” and constant. The shorts instead are particularly suitable if you decide to “deal with” the treadmill for a fast walk or a run.

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Always choose pants made with quality fabrics and, even if attracted by the bright colors, check that the garment is not “string” and not lose the color. Even the pants or shorts antiperspirants or acrylic can create problems, because the sweat is not well absorbed and stagnates on the skin, creating unsightly redness.

Therefore pay attention to the fabric and not to be attract by the colors too flamboyant, and choose pants that have the right requirements. For those attending the spinning classes (sports discipline in which you ride on a bike fixed in the ground), there are special shorts reinforced to avoid the repercussions of riding fast: there are in commerce of all types and forms, but generally are used by professionals in those cuffs. Fitness (aerobics, step, modern dance, etc..) are usually used for shorts, brightly colored and microfiber, a fabric that in general does not create any problem to the skin.

T-shirts

The t-shirts of cotton with short sleeves are usually the ones that athletes wear in the gym: they are comfortable, spacious, and allow you to move with agility. Are used by those who train in the halls, with the machinery, while for spinning it is easier to see the “bikers” dressed in vests, colorful, often elasticated. The teenagers instead prefer especially for all the disciplines related to fitness, t-shirts, colored microfiber or corsets and top fashion.

Shoes

A separate discussion deserve the shoes: you need to choose them well, because in this case, the problems that may result from a poor posture (created by the shoes) they are really numerous and difficult of solution. First of all, the shoes that you use for any sporting discipline, they must all, necessarily, have a footed inside: never use those totally low because in this case, the repercussions arising from the movements are not “muffled” and there is a risk for muscle cramps and back pain.

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The back pain in particular represents a real nightmare for athletes and those who practice disciplines at a competitive level and almost always the cause of this complicated disease are the shoes. How to choose the right ones? For the exercises to strengthening the muscles, are shown simple sneakers (strictly with the footed inside) because the movements with the legs are really short. Fitness however will be a good idea to use shoes that contain ankle joint, because in this discipline, the movements are rather fast and quick and the distortions are a problem almost daily for many people: the movements performed with the legs, in fact, are very fast and in time to the music and if the ankle is not well “supported” might yield easily. Finally, for lovers of biking, there are marketing shoes with special attacks embedded beneath the plant, which integrate perfectly with the attacks, which is usually what the bike has.

Accessories

As for the accessories, is always to carry a heart rate monitor that is “calibrated” for every single person (based on the weight, age, etc…). This simple tool ( which can be purchased at any sports apparel store), will give the cadence of the exact heartbeat, so as to be able to slow down the activity when you realize you overdo it. Finally, one must never miss in your “casual wardrobe” a bottle of water (minimum one liter) to replenish the mineral salts lost with the fatigue and a towel over her shoulders to sweat.

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Remember that these are general rules for those who face a physical activity in the gym. Those who decide to do physical activities outdoors should adhere to the climatic conditions in force at that time.

However, it is always important not to cover too much during the workout, but it is very important to do this after the training, so that our body does not suffer the backlash due to the sudden change of temperature (remember that, during physical activity, our body raises considerably its index of body temperature).

It only remains for me to wish you a good day! I recommend you follow to the letter all my tips! The only way you can keep IN… SHAPE!

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Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson started working as a womenswear stylist after 6 years as fashion critic at reputed fashion magazine. After graduation she started one of the first fashion blog. She was a contributing writer at Vanity Fair and she is contributing and has contributed many articles in the fashion and entertainment industry.

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