Upgrade Your Workout Gear

20 Jan

$T2eC16R,!y0E9s2S6c9FBRkZPrFz6w~~60_35[1]Want to be a little more comfortable when you workout?  Ditch the 100% cotton base layer you currently wear in favor of a lighter polyester or wool blend.

According to a Swiss study, a thinner polyester or wool blend wicks away sweat more efficiently than cotton or 100% wool does.

Moisture-wicking fabrics can be made of a variety of materials, including natural fabrics like wool or silk, synthetic and natural blends, or man-made synthetic fibers such as polyester, polypropylene, and other unique “brand” fabrics used by a variety of different companies (for example, Nike Dri-Fit).

Workout clothing made with moisture-wicking fabrics can help keep you cool, dry, and comfortable when you exercise, allowing you to exercise longer and more effectively, whether in a hot or cold climate.  Given their ability to lift moisture from the skin’s surface, wearing moisture-wicking clothes in the summer can provide a drying effect while preventing overheating from occurring.  In the cold winter months, wearing moisture-wicking fabrics are effective for both controlling moisture and providing an additional layer of insulation.

There are dozens of companies that offer moisture-wicking T-shirts, jerseys, and lined shorts, in a price range that will accommodate your budget.


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