3 Things You Must Have During A Workout

Having the right workout gear is as important as the workout itself

Mohini Mehrotra Updated: May 10, 2020 12:56:51 IST
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While following an exercise routine is important to stay healthy and in shape, wearing the right clothes and shoes will help you improve your performance. Here are three important items you must consider before starting your next workout session.

Go for Airy, Comfortable Clothes

Make sure your workout wear is made of light and airy fabric that lets your skin breathe. Heavy fabrics will weigh you down and hinder your movements, thereby reducing productivity. Choose clothes that are comfortable without being baggy—you should be able to perform your exercises without constantly fiddling with your top or pants.

Avoid rubber-based or plastic-based fabrics that don’t let you breathe and prevent the sweat from evaporating—this can raise your body temperature to high levels. Instead, opt for light cotton or cotton-blend fabric. Women should also take care to get the right inner-wear for workout.

Get Appropriate Footwear

There is no dearth of choice when it comes to footwear. However, you must make sure you are buying a pair of shoes that is right for the activity you are into, be it running, training or playing a sport.

Invest in a pair of quality shoes that will offer you good support and protect you from workout-related injuries, such as ankle sprains, and other foot issues, such as bunions and calluses. Check the mid-soles of your shoes every six months for wear and tear and replace if worn out.

Get a Water Bottle

Don’t be shocked. A water bottle is an important workout accessory. Hydration during the workout is as important as before and after the routine. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, dizziness and nausea so make sure you keep a water bottle with you every time you exercise. Keep hydrating yourself every 30 minutes.

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