What to wear to move?
How do you know what clothes to choose for physical activity? In fact, there are endless amounts of sportswear and shoes. The most beautiful, the colors and the lightest... and of course the most expensive and least expensive. The trick to getting out of it is to set a budget first, because it's easy to fool the big box store sellers! You should also consider three main points, first, the benefit, that is, for what purpose you will use the equipment, then the quality of the materials from which the garment is made, and finally the aspect of comfort.
To get started, you will need to decide if the garment will be used for indoor training, hiking outdoors in cold weather, or outdoor activity in hot weather. In fact, for indoor training, you will need to wear short and light clothes made of synthetic fibers such as polyester, sweat will not accumulate there as in cotton clothes and you will feel cool throughout the training period. In fact, polyester fabric dries faster than thicker cotton fabrics. For outdoor training, if a little cool, the principle of onion peel can be the
most interesting (Chevalier, 2004)! By wearing several layers, you will be protected from the cold outside, while still keeping a layer of warm air inside. However, it is essential to consider a garment that breathes to avoid the buildup of sweat that can lead to chills after such an effort. Fleece is a good material that keeps you warm while allowing your skin to breathe. Furthermore, with the multi-layer
principle, it is possible to remove the garment during the effort and then put it back on once the effort is complete. When you take off your tracksuit during exercise, don't wait until your body temperature has dropped too much before putting it back on after activity, as it can be difficult for your body to warm up afterward. Also, if you can't change, let your clothes air dry for a few minutes before wearing them again to conserve body heat.
Then, as said before, there is a whole host of companies and brands. Which one do you choose? This is where the comfort comes in! Once you meet the other two points, which are the usefulness and material of which the garment is made, you will have to choose the garment that you will feel comfortable with. Pants that are too tight, come down when you run, or are constantly under you won't fit. Try getting dressed before you buy it: walk in it, bend over, jump... If there is any discomfort, consider that the discomfort is likely to amplify while you are active! Also, even though sportswear can be pricey at times, ask yourself, price doesn't always make for quality.
First, you should know that there are three classes of foot; The foot is without an arch (flat foot), the foot is normal with an existing but adequate arch, and the foot with a very pronounced arch. Usually, in a resting position, with your foot resting on the floor, you should be able to insert your index toe between the arch of your foot and the floor. Of course, it is important in the event of a defect in the foot, to recommend a podiatrist yourself.
Regarding the type of shoe to get, there are several basic recommendations depending on the type of activity chosen. First, the most versatile type of shoe is the cross-training sneaker. In fact, it is recommended for occasional physical activities that vary regularly. For example, someone who
occasionally trains in the weight room and wants to wear the same shoes to go play basketball outside with friends, may want to have cross-training shoes that allow them to do both activities. This type of shoe can have a striped sole or a flat sole. If you find yourself outside more regularly, choose the activity with streaks, and if it is different activities that you do more in the gym, then choose the second type of sole,
Then, for walking or running shoes, we recommend a lighter cross-training shoe that will adapt to the arch of the athlete's foot, providing them with additional support. For walking shoes, we want to prioritize flexion at the toe joint to allow the foot to fully roll during the last phase of the step. When running, we look for a suitable shock-absorbing shoe to relieve pain in the knees, hips and back. With a thicker, more absorbent sole, the feeling of heel strike will be reduced in other joints. In addition, for
pedestrians on uneven terrain, such as walking in the forest or climbing a mountain, we will choose a shoe that is more sturdy, which will not deform when you step on a rock or tree root. We are looking for a sneaker that rises higher at the ankle in order to provide additional support to prevent ankle twisting (Clarke et al., 1983).
Finally, as with clothing, comfort remains the priority. To make sure you buy the right model for your needs, it will be important to try on both sneakers when shopping, tie them correctly, and walk or run with them in the store. As soon as discomfort appears, avoid buying them. Also, try wearing shoes at the end of the day to check the size, as your feet will be more swollen at this time.