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September 13, 2021

Best Sports Clothes To Wear For Your Workouts

When you’re working out, the outfit you wear shouldn’t be about looking good but more about feeling comfortable. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make when they’re working out. Your clothes make a huge difference in how you feel during and after your workout. If you’re only focused on looking good but you don’t feel comfortable, then you would be able to put in a good workout.

In this article, we will be talking about some of the best sports clothes that you should wear for your workouts:

Sweat Absorbent:

One of the most important things to keep in mind while choosing workout clothes is their sweat-absorbing abilities. Some fabrics do a better job than others at pulling sweat away from your skin and absorbing it. Fabrics that have polypropylene are good for exercise since they promote sweat evaporation and do not leave you soaking wet after your workout is done.

Avoid wearing clothes that do not have breathable material, such as clothes made from plastic or rubber-based material. These clothes do no evaporate your sweat and instead increases your body’s temperature, which is not ideal for a good workout.

A shirt that fits:

When you’re working out, make sure you choose t-shirts that you’re comfortable with. Don’t wear shirts that are too tight as they can make you feel constricted. On the other hand, avoid extremely baggy shirts as well since they can prove as a hindrance to your movement. As already mentioned, focus on comfort and not on how you look when you’re working out. How you feel is much more important than how you look.

Choosing the appropriate footwear:

Your footwear plays one of the most important roles when you’re working out. Every shoe has its own purpose so choose footwear that suits the workout that you’re going to perform. For example, if you are planning to perform cardio for the day, like running and using jumping rope, make sure to choose footwear that offers good cushioning as well as good feet protection. On the other hand, if you intend to train with weights, wear footwear that offers enough support to your ankle and the base of your feet.

Choosing between sweats and shorts:

If you’ve seen personal trainers working out, you’ve probably seen them wearing either shorts or sweats. So, which one should you go for? If you are planning to do a lot of cardio, you will want to wear a short that gives your enough range of motion. Also, performing cardio will make you sweat a lot, so wearing sweats will not be ideal. However, if you’re only planning to train with weights, you may want to wear sweats.

Overall, it also depends on the type of weather you’re experiencing. If it’s too cold to wear shorts, you can go for sweats. And likewise, if it’s too hot to wear pants, you’ll obviously want to wear a good pair of shorts that provide comfort and flexibility.

Workout Clothes for Women:

Women should go for something more breathable when they’re working out. A lightweight and breathable t-shirt works fine for women. However, if you have big breasts or want more breathability, a sports bra may be the best option for you. When you work out, you’ll obviously get very sweaty. So, you will want to be wearing something that traps heat and sweat. A good sports bra can avoid heat traps and give you more breathability when working out.

A sports bra also gives you a better range of motion compared to a t-shirt. You can enjoy a more comfortable workout experience if you wear a sports bra.

 

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July 4, 2020

5 Daily Fitness Tips

As people, we’re often looking for ways to improve our health and ensure a long life. However, not all of us have the time to maintain our health, and some don’t even know how to keep healthy in the first place. To try and ensure that you can stay in top health, today we  give five health tips for your general well-being.

Eat healthy foods

 

This is at the top of the list and is one of the most basic health tips possible. If you want to stay healthy and live a good long life, then make sure what you eat is healthy too. Now, this doesn’t mean cutting out all the crisps and cakes; it just means eating in moderation. A healthy diet is one which is balanced, and contains things from every type of food group, making sure that there’s plenty of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, and other types of foods to ensure good health.

 

Try and exercise

 

This general health tip is always one that you’ll hear when you look for advice on how to stay healthy. Exercise is important for making sure that the foods you eat and the calories you consume are burned off as quickly as possible. Regular exercise has a range of health benefits, but above all else, it will help you to stay in good health overall.

 

Sleep well

 

Another way to keep your health good is to sleep well and regularly. Sleep is crucial for the human body, providing a time where the body can repair and recharge itself, ready for the next day. A good night’s sleep will work wonders for the body and mind and will give you the strength to start the day properly.

 

Try and avoid stress

 

Stress can be terrible for the human body, making the mind unfocused and uncoordinated, and manifesting as physical symptoms such as a need to eat or stomach problems. Trying to limit the amount of stress you have in your life is good for maintaining a long and healthy life.

 

Take time to look after you

 

While these health tips are all well and good, there are lots of benefits to be gained from taking the time to focus on you. Getting a spa treatment, or unwinding with a good book can be helpful for making sure that you’re relaxed and content, which is essential for a good general health.

These are just a few general health tips which will help you to stay in good shape. Your body is precious and should be treated with kindness and consideration, as it becomes harder to undo mistakes as you get older. If you look after yourself, you’ll be thankful in older age, as the body begins to slow down, and you’ll still be able to have the energy and the fitness for the important things. A good diet, plenty of sleep, and time to focus on yourself can all help to contribute to a good general health, both physically and mentally.

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June 15, 2020

Body Shaming is NOT Motivational.

Recently we noticed a comedian posted a video about how body shaming is motivational. Body shaming is NOT motivational. Read why she’s way off base!

Fat shaming, like it helps?

I came across this video made by a comedian the other day. Honestly, I tried to watch it, but all the F-bombs, insults, and complete lack of hilarity, I couldn’t make it even halfway through. I sat there, flames out my ears ready to punch someone. This video seriously pissed me off. Not many things do that.

Part of it is her sincerely portrayed feelings Fat shaming is so pervasive in the media & in our normal lives. If a starlet has gained 5 lbs, within no time the tabloids and gossipers are on that calling them fat. Since social media rules our lives, we are required to make split second decisions about whether someone is worth our time, and often those ideas about one’s body comes up within those first moments.

One aspect I did take out of her “comedic” (yup, still don’t see the funny side of it) rant on obese people is that they can change their health and their bodies by eating healthy and exercising. True, there is a huge aspect of lifestyle that affects our weight and our health, but if it were that simple, wouldn’t there be fewer people who fit into the overweight and obese categories? And even farther, she said that shaming people gets them to change habits. That is the stupidest claim I’ve ever heard. Hey, Nicole, if I were to poke fun at your Ke$ha pink hair, would you immediately be shamed into stripping the color out? Ha! I’m going to take a shot in the dark and guess that your reply would be more along the lines of “eff you! I’m now going to dye all my hair Ke$ha pink” But really.

As women in particular, we’re bombarded with this never ending slew of insults against us and our bodies. People who don’t have the bodies we’re lead to believe we need from popular media, likely have insecurities about that, and having people point those out at any rate makes it no better. Since body weight, body image, and lifestyles are deep seeded and multifaceted, let’s focus on building each other up and spreading the love, not the hate. Because hate doesn’t change behavior, and in the unfortunate instance when it does, it could lead to other unhealthy behaviors or thoughts. We’re better than that ladies and gentlemen. #mycatdoesntjudgeme. “Your weight does not measure your worth-Whitney Thore”

Whitney Thore, star of TLC’s My Fit Fat Fabulous Life, shares her honest rebuttle. She owns it.

As someone who hasn’t been overweight or had any outstanding experiences being body shamed, I can’t completely understand. But being a 20’something woman, with a great (functional-see here) body, but an imperfect body who almost solely sees images of women with flawless bodies around social media and even in real life, I have moments or streaks of inadequacies. I have times where I intentionally workout a bit harder to tone up my arms to meet that expectation of ideal arms, but that doesn’t last. Because it’s someone else’s idea of perfect, not mine. No one is immune to body shaming, to feeling inadequate. And, unfortunately, I think that’s normal. Let’s stop critiquing what we see in the mirror and focus on making experiences, treating our bodies well (this totally includes our inner and stated dialogue), and focusing on what makes us unique and great, not cloning ourselves to fit what society deems great.

Bottom line, shaming or guilting people doesn’t lead them to make lifestyle changes. Research shows that it does just the opposite. If you’ve ever been body shamed (which, lets be honest, who hasn’t in one way or another), those who shamed you are probably just insecure and taking it out on you. If you’re the one who has shamed others for their bodies, I strongly urge you to take a step back and think about your own motivation for shaming someone for how they look. Do you honestly think your “helpful” (actually very harmful) words are going to change people who are overweight or obese. Chances are that the reasons they’re carrying extra lbs around is far more complicated than you could imagine. So just think about it, zip your trap, and be nice to people.

We HATE fat shaming and want to promote healthy body images.

Let’s get chatty:

What have your experiences been with fat/body shaming? Have you been on either side? What have you learned about it?

Did you hear about/watch this infamous video?

What’s something you can do to support someone who wants to lose weight, or even someone who doesn’t but fits in a higher weight category?

 

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June 15, 2020

The Health Benefits of Wearing Appropriate Activewear for Women

During the last few years, there has been a surge in activewear that is aimed at women’s fitness. There is a wide range of activewear available for women which makes it difficult to find the right ones for the body. The looks do not matter when it comes to fitness. The activewear should be able to support the body in the right manner to make exercising effective and easier. Today we spoke to personal trainer Team Right Path Fitness and asked them for  some  benefits of wearing the right activewear for women which will help women to purchase better quality and healthier activewear.

Your skin needs to breathe

Your body needs to sweat a lot while you are working out. It helps in cooling down your body and keep it healthy. But that does not mean that you have to suffer from damp clothes during your workout. Moisture-wicking activewear has the material which can tackle sweat issues with ease. It draws out the sweat to the outer surface of the cloth and makes it evaporate to help keep the body cool. You should always choose activewear that is breathable and does not retain any moisture. If sweat sits too long on your skin, it can cause irritation and inflammation.

Sports bras are comfortable

When you are serious about working out, you will need a good sports bra that can keep you comfortable and also reduces breast pain. It is an essential part of a woman’s gym kit. It does not put a huge strain on your breast tissue when you are performing the high-impact exercises. A good sports bra will provide support to your boobs and restrict any movement, so you do not feel any uncomfortable impact while running or performing high-level movements.

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Supportive sports bra prevents sagging

A bad quality sports bra can not only be uncomfortable but can also cause sagging in the long term. When you indulge in high-impact workouts and sports which involve running, jumping, and stretching out, a good sports bra can prevent any unnecessary movements of your boobs. This problem can affect all breast sizes. Continous movement of breasts from running can cause irreparable damage to the tissues and ligaments of your breasts. It can cause your breasts to sag over time and lose their shape.

Activewear can enhance performance

You can experience a difference in your workout routines when you have activewear that supports your body. You can balance your body better and improve your techniques. With compression wear like leggings and sleeves, you can compress your body parts during exercises. It increases your blood flow and makes you more active.

Compression wear can aid recovery

Not only during the workout, but even after you are done with your routine, compression wear can stabilize your muscles and decrease the amount of muscular vibration in your body. When you run, your legs can face tremendous shocks that can cause muscle fatigue and make your knees feel wobbly and weak. It can cause a negative impact on your exercise routine and post-workout activities. With compression wear, you can recover quickly from such strains and fatigue.

 

 

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