Is It Time to Ditch Your Workout Gear?
Have your battered running shoes and stretched-out sports bra had enough? Here's when to call it quits with your workout gear
Pants and shortsNo offense to all the gym teachers out there, but our experts say you're better off with fitted, moisture-wicking material than the classic gym class sweats and tees. But no matter what material you choose, your workout bottoms won't last forever.
When to toss them: When you see pilling, when fitted pants feel loose, when the moisture-wicking material just isn't working like it used to, and when the fabric thins too much (this typically happens in the butt or knee area, depending on your go-to workout).
Why you shouldn't hang on to them: Worn out pants can cause chafing, distract you from your workout (if you're constantly readjusting your clothes), and can be pretty embarrassing if they're so thin they become see-through when you sweat.
*Sources: Phylise Sands, founder of Red Daisy sports bra line. Kira Karmazin, founder of KiraGrace yoga apparel.
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