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Proper Dress Can Make A Smoother Workout

By Tom Herrin

When people plan for a successful workout, they may often start by fine-tuning the activities they intend to include.  Getting in shape a little ahead of time can always help to make the exercise a little less physically stressful.  Having the right kind of workout equipment helps.  In considering the basics, it is easy to overlook some of the simpler things that can actually make a difference.  The right kind of dress can help to make the experience a good one.  When people plan for the differing conditions that can be encountered while they are working out, they can expect to get better results.

Don’t Let Clothes Get In The Way

For people who jog or ride a bicycle, loose-fitting clothes are usually helpful with one exception.  If the leg material is too loose, it may hinder their ability to have a good workout.  In the case of people who workout in activities such as yoga, they may do better with clothes that are a closer fit.  This will allow them to be able to do the stretching involved while still not bunching as many loose fitting fabrics sometimes do.  

Warm Temperatures May Need Breathable Fabrics

When people participate in activities in warm temperatures, they can function better if they wear clothes that can wick away moisture.  This will allow people to stay cooler as they perspire.  These clothes will not hold moisture and will promote cooling of the body as evaporation occurs.  Maintaining a cooler temperature can make the workout much more enjoyable.  When this is the case, people will feel more motivated to continue to pursue their program, thus ensuring a greater likelihood of long-term success.

Cold Weather Can Create Some Other Challenges

When the temperatures are colder, the same lightweight clothing can be worn as a base layer with similar success.  People can add layers of insulating material to it until they reach a proper amount of warming.  They can reverse this process as they become heated during their workout, allowing them to cool enough so that they can reach a comfortable body temperature that can enable them to sustain their activity at a reasonable level of performance.  When you plan for the right kind of dress for external factors, you will have a smoother workout.  A smoother workout will be more successful and easier to maintain.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sparks, Nev.


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