Working out can help you improve in many ways. It can help you feel better about your body, it can release endorphins that make you happy, and it can even provide you with a healthier lifestyle.
One thing you may not like about working out is that some people think it’s too expensive. It doesn’t have to be! The best way to save money is to bring your own water bottle! Not only will this save money, but it also helps the environment by cutting down on bottled water waste. There are many health benefits from going to the gym for 20 minutes a day which makes all of the extra time and effort worth it. Let’s get into the reasons why you should bring your own water bottle when going to the gym.
It will save you money!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is important! You can spend anywhere from $1-$3 on one bottle of water that you only drink half of. This means that if you go to the gym three days a week, you are spending anywhere between $3-$9 per week. That’s almost $40 in one month! Now imagine what that adds up to over a year. It is estimated that about 58 billion plastic bottles were used worldwide in 2016 and only 6% of those bottles were recycled. This means that hundreds of millions of these plastic bottles are still left in landfills, using up space where it could be used for other purposes.
It’s great for the environment!
If you regularly go to the gym then taking your own water bottle will save you money and help the environment. There is also another benefit that comes with bringing your own water bottle. Water bottles use less plastic than the water coolers that some gyms provide, which means there is less waste. The production of plastic uses a lot of energy and most plastic isn’t completely biodegradable, meaning it never really goes away and adds to landfills because its not being recycled properly.
What type of bottle should I use?
If you are bringing a reusable water bottle to the gym, you should purchase one that is high quality. This will ensure that it doesn’t break or leak and you won’t be spending more money on a replacement than if you had purchased an expensive water bottle in the first place. There are many types of bottles on the market today that are made with different materials. If you want a bottle that will last, the best material to use is glass. These bottles are sturdy and don’t break easily when dropped, but they do weigh more than other types of water bottles. Plastic is another option as it is affordable and easy to carry around while empty, but it can be easily damaged.
What should I avoid?
Even though glass bottles are sturdier, they are heavier to carry around and can be dangerous if dropped. Also, some people have complained about getting glass in their water which is a very serious concern! Another option is stainless steel, but these bottles rust easily when scratched or rubbed against other metal objects. The next time you go to the gym, skip the bottled water and bring your own bottle!
Now that we know it is good for our wallets and the environment, let’s take a look at 3 things you should never wear to the gym:
1) Cotton Socks
Cotton clothing is great because it is breathable and it lets your skin breathe. It also is very comfortable for most people. However, this article isn’t about why you should never wear cotton clothing to the gym because many athletes like to workout in cotton garments as they don’t cling to their bodies too much when wet. If you want to try a new pair of socks, then you should try a pair of compression socks. These will help your muscles recover faster after exercise, which is great news for anyone who wants to work out at the gym on a regular basis.
2) Yoga Pants Without a Top
You may think that you look great wearing yoga pants with no top to cover them up. Unfortunately, it may seem like a great idea to wear this type of clothing when you’re working out at the gym, but it can be extremely embarrassing if someone catches you off guard by walking into the women’s locker room while you’re changing.
3) Ripped Jeans
Wearing a ripped pair of jeans to the gym might seem like a good idea since you can just change quickly after and still look stylish. The problem is that the stress from lifting weights and doing other high-intensity workouts can often cause even more tears in the jeans.
Ripped jeans require frequent washing, so this is probably not the best choice for a dedicated gym-goer. Plus, unless you’re packing on some muscle while you’re at the gym, ripped jeans don’t say “I workout” as much as they do “my ass looks great in these.”
Here are some guidelines you can use to be reminded about which clothing choices you should never wear to the gym:
- Clothes that are too tight
If you’re looking to impress people with your body and work out in the same clothes you wore to a club, then you should stick to the clubs. Gym attire is designed for performance and comfort – not looks. Before heading out to the gym, make sure there is enough room in your gear so that it doesn’t restrict your movement or breathing. Clothes with strings or tags should also be avoided as they can become dangerous when you’re moving around.
- Shoes that are inappropriate for the activity
Yes, you might have shoes that are cute and stylish but if they aren’t meant for working out then don’t wear them. The gym offers many surfaces, some of which may cause damage to sneakers that weren’t designed for exercise. For example, the resilient rubber soles on most workout shoes are exposed to hard surfaces like concrete or wood, which can become dangerous when you’re playing on a soft surface like grass.
- Heavy perfume – especially if it’s strong
It might seem like a great idea at first but be aware that your perfume might affect other people. Some scents may not be good for people with allergies or those who are able to smell them from a distance. Experiment before you go out so that you know how strong or light the scent is, and check to make sure it’s something that others will enjoy as well.
- Wearing workout clothes that don’t fit properly
Just like with your street clothes, moisture and movement cause workout gear to stretch. If you’re working out for the first time in a new pair of pants or shirt, check it periodically to make sure it isn’t too tight on any part of your body. For example, during high-intensity activities, you may experience a “muffin top” or chafing in places like your inner thighs. This is because the fabric isn’t used to such vigorous action and may have stretched out of place, so take the time to readjust yourself as necessary to avoid injury.
- Wearing accessories that aren’t safe for working out
You might be tempted to wear your tennis bracelet or necklace to the gym, but be aware that they can become dangerous when you’re moving around. They don’t stick well and have a tendency to come loose, or else they get caught on other objects like weights or machines. Instead of taking a chance, consider wearing simpler accessories or leave them at home.
However, if you’ve ever gone to the gym unprepared, it can be a frustrating experience.
To avoid this problem and create an enjoyable workout session for yourself, consider these five things:
1) Wear appropriate clothing that allows your body to move freely;
2) Bring water so you don’t get dehydrated in the heat or thirsty from all of the exercises;
3) Use deodorant because no one wants to smell bad at the gym!
4) Don’t forget sneakers if you’re running on treadmills or ellipticals;
5) Put some good music on your playlist before working out.
This will help set up both a positive mindset and keep you more motivated during your workout plan. If any of these seem like they’ll be a problem, consider leaving them at home and bringing an extra set of clothing to the gym. Avoiding these five things will not only help you have a more enjoyable (and productive) workout but also ensure that you aren’t embarrassed or unprepared for your next visit to the gym as you have considered your clothing choices. This way, you can enjoy your gym time better!
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