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
T-shirts and tanksWant to walk into the gym feeling confident and ready to kick butt? Our experts say a new workout top (preferably in a fun color) can get you in the perfect frame of mind. Consider it an excuse to go shopping.
When to toss them: Generally after two years, or when you notice pilling, seams unraveling, or fitted tops losing their shape.
How to help them last: A seamless top in a polyester/lycra blend draws sweat away from your body and limits chafing (a nice bonus while you're working out), and will also generally last longer than a cotton shirt.
*Sources: Janette Janero, group fitness director at Florida International University. Michele Bohbot, Electric Yoga designer and Master Yogi. Phylise Sands, founder of Red Daisy sports bra line.
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