How to choose the right gym wear :

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While many people want to look good while they exercise, your workout clothes should be less about fashion and more about comfort and fit.

What you wear can impact the success of your workout. Some forms of exercise, such as biking and swimming, will require specific pieces of clothing. For general workouts, it is best to wear something that fits well and keeps you cool. Choose the right workout clothes by considering fabric, fit and comfort. Here are a few tips for the same:

Choose the right fabric:

Look for a synthetic fibre that will allow your skin to breathe by wicking — drawing the sweat away from your body. This will help keep your body cool while you exercise. Polyester, lycra and spandex work well. Look for clothing that is made from polypropylene. Wear cotton if you do not anticipate sweating a lot. Cotton is a soft, comfortable fibre that works well for light workouts, such as walking or stretching. When cotton becomes sweaty, it can feel heavy and cling to your body, so it would not work well for more intense activities.

Getting the clothing to fit

Depending on your own body image and personal style, you may prefer workout clothing that is loose, and covers most of your body. Or, you might want to wear fitted outfits that allow you to see your muscles and curves as you exercise. Tailor your attire to the specific activity. If you are running or biking, do not wear long pants that might cause you to trip or get stuck in the pedals. For yoga and pilates practitioners, avoid clothing that will not move with you during different poses.

Wear appropriate footwear :

Make sure your shoes protect your feet. They should be sturdy and have cushioned soles. They should also have arch supports (the raised region inside that curves under the bottom of your foot). Make sure the shoe is right for what you do. If you plan to run or play a certain sport a lot, consider shoes made for that activity. Tennis players should wear tennis shoes and runners should wear running shoes, for example. Ask a sports shoe salesperson for help. Get the right fit. Try to shop at the end of the day when your feet are a little larger (just like they are when you exercise). Also, when trying on shoes, wear the kind of socks you wear to work out.

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