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The Wrong Clothes Can Interfere With A Good Workout

By Tom Herrin

Making choices is something that people do every day.  Many people make choices that are good, some make bad choices.  Whatever choice they make, people should make them based on some kind of sound reasoning.  When choosing clothes for a workout, it is important for people to consider what the conditions will be as they become involved in the activity.  Wrong choices can make for a petty miserable experience, whereas right choices can enhance the workout and provide some incentive for continuing to pursue the activity.

Dressing For Warm Weather Will Be Necessary At Times

I remember being in physical education classes in which everyone wore cotton clothes that held moisture and perspiration.  When, and if, they dried, they were still pretty uncomfortable.  Today’s workout clothes are entirely different and much higher tech.  Virtually all good workout clothes have the ability to wick away moisture.  This is a tremendous help as people perspire.  The clothes dry easily and remain lightweight.  This makes the experience much more pleasant.  

Colder Weather Poses More Challenges

Even in cold weather, the quick-dry materials are useful.  Wearing them as the closest layer of clothing allows people to remain drier.  Other layers should be applied as needed.  The outer layers will be most beneficial if they are more insulating.  As people warm during their workout, they can remove outer layers accordingly as they become warmer.  In any kind of moderate workout, this warming will happen.  People need to plan on it.  Otherwise, they warm and perspire, then become excessively cool.  This can get pretty miserable and make the experience a bad one.  Sometimes this kind of bad experience can sour people on the entire idea of working out.

Wind Or Rain Can Ruin A Workout Without Good Planning

Getting caught in the rain can be pretty discouraging.  People should plan to have some kind of lightweight rain gear when rain is a possibility.  The other thing to do is stay relatively near your home base so as to return to a dry place easily.  The wind can be a huge factor.  Not only does it make moving difficult, but a cold wind can penetrate many materials.  Some kind of wind break is pretty critical to a successful workout in the windy weather.  Plan wisely, and enjoy your workout.  If so, you will likely look forward to it and continue to see improvements.    

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cedar Park, Tex.


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