How to Choose Sports Clothing

Physical activity is essential to our health, but we know to choose the right clothes for these occasions?

Many attribute the sportswear of fundamental importance from the point of view of aesthetics: just being fashionable. Often you don’t think convenience and practicality of garments which are in contact with our most intimate parts and those suitable for exercises to be carried out, but rather to be “trend”. Nothing further from the truth because the garments worn for example in the gym should first be comfortable and allow freedom of movement. The consequences of this “approach” to the sporting disciplines are repellants: If you are using a fabric made primarily of plastic, example, you can easily reach out to dermatitis, eczema or allergic reactions, especially in sports where you sweat a lot. These problems manifest themselves with burning, itching and redness of the skin, but that’s not all: an overlooked or not treated properly, can degenerate into a fungal infection, skin infection very difficult to eradicate.

For many athletes, the training can lead to developing irritation, which occurs when bacteria naturally present on skin remain trapped in the pores of sebum and sweat.

In addition, training too hard and stressful can potentially create several skin disorders; in particular, with the stroke may experience problems related to the onset of foot fungus, acne due to excessive sweating and chafing. We must therefore choose the right clothing: shoes should be breathable, but also that we make contact with the skin.

But what is actually proposed?

In a traditional sports shop (, clothing that is present is basically synthetic: sweaters, underwear and nylon shorts: this is because synthetics have the ability to keep the skin dry enough.

Synthetics also doesn’t allow the skin to breathe and create an effect of moisture “seal”; not being “live” fibers and permeable, moisture steadily produced by our body – even during relaxation and not only when we sweat – remains between the skin and the fabric, creating the ideal environment for the proliferation of bacteria and microorganisms. Let alone when practicing sports.

What then is the right clothing to train?

Surely the “classics” large, comfortable cotton shorts or pants are fine (an attention could be given to cotton that is certified organic to avoid pesticides in the fabric), a short-sleeved t-shirt and a hoodie because in the passage from one room to another, it will be good to cover up if you are very sweaty, to avoid unpleasant colds, sore throat, neck pain, etc.

Besides, it’s not hard to understand how you have to dress up when doing sports, just observe the instructors and personal trainers who work in gyms.

Another idea to copy sports professionals is to learn to dress “thick” so they can “lighten” when it is needed. At the stage of heating generally toil just so you could cover ourselves, but when the exercise becomes more intense, you should get rid of the bulky clothing …