Sports wear refers to comfortable and fitting clothing worn during exercise, so it should be lightweight, form-fitting, and suitable for athletic needs. Many people like to wear cotton clothes that feel comfortable against the skin during exercise, but this type of clothing absorbs sweat and is not easily dried, becoming stuck to the surface of the skin, lowering body surface temperature, and making individuals prone to catching a cold. Therefore, it is recommended to wear less pure cotton clothing during exercise. When choosing clothing, it is also important to pay attention to areas such as the inner thighs and underarms, as these areas should not have edges or seams to avoid abrasion on the tender skin.
There are different types of sports wear, including down jackets and pants, polar fleece jackets and pants, fleece jackets, moisture-wicking base layers (stretchy tops and pants), and quick-drying clothing (typically worn in summer). They all serve different purposes and are worn in different environments and temperatures. Down jackets and pants are generally worn in cold regions or snowy areas, as they are lightweight and provide good insulation. Polar fleece jackets and pants are a must-have for outdoor activities, as they provide windproof, waterproof, breathable, and wear-resistant features. Fleece jackets can provide windproof and insulating capabilities and are usually worn during outdoor winter sports. Moisture-wicking base layers are used to keep the body dry during outdoor activities and are not commonly used during summer. Quick-drying clothing is the best clothing for summer sports, as it does not stick to the skin after exercise and dries quickly. It is recommended to choose pants and sleeves with detachable pipe openings for maximum versatility.
In summer, the weather is generally hot and humid, and exercising outdoors will result in a large amount of sweat production, which will quickly wet clothes. It is recommended to wear short-sleeved shirts and shorts, with thin, breathable, and quick-drying fabrics from the inside out to prevent heat stroke and other similar conditions. Choose thin to medium length socks. If exercising under the sun, a light, quick-drying hat should be worn to avoid heat stroke or sunstroke. In addition, it is necessary to bring spare clothes and change immediately after exercise. For long-distance sports such as marathons or cycling, it is recommended to wear short, tight clothing to reduce body shaking during running and prevent abrasion of the skin from sports wear. The clothing can also provide full-body protection.
When exercising in an indoor environment such as a fitness center, clothing choices can be based on personal preferences while still wearing breathable and quick-drying materials. Wearing shapewear can effectively disguise body flaws and enhance exercise effects. It is important to note that when exercising in air-conditioned rooms, sudden temperature changes should be avoided.
For outdoor sports such as hiking or mountaineering, the temperature is generally lower in mountainous areas, and despite being in the summer months, it can still feel cold. Therefore, clothing should be adjusted based on the local weather. Layering should be done from the inside out with quick-drying clothes, moisture-wicking base layers, insulating middle layers, and waterproof outer layers. Moisture-wicking base layers and insulating middle layers should be adjusted according to the temperature. Waterproof outer layers and quick-drying clothes are essential, and spare clothes should also be prepared in waterproof bags to change into immediately if clothing becomes wet. It may also be necessary to wear waterproof and windproof jackets. In addition, hats should be worn when feeling cold in order to avoid heat loss from the head. It is recommended to learn survival skills before participating in such extreme sports. Prepare scientifically and finish safely! Brightly colored sports wear can be worn for summer sports, as research has shown that bright colors can boost the desire to exercise, make one's stride lighter, and improve exercise effects.