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
How to care for them: Wash sweatbands, hats, and visors after working out (most are machine washable). Wipe down helmets after every use; if you don't, sweat and bacteria can build up on them, causing breakouts.
When to toss: When sweatbands and hats become stretched out, ditch them. Check the fit of your helmet regularly and replace it if it gets loose, since a proper fit is crucial for your safety.
*Sources: Janette Janero, group fitness director at Florida International University. Phylise Sands, founder of Red Daisy sports bra line. Kebby Holden, co-founder of SOAS athletic apparel line for triathletes.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Try these 7 Arm Exercises