You don’t normally think fashion when you think about walking for exercise, but realistically what you wear while you’re walking can be the difference between a good hard work out and a hot mess. If you don’t dress appropriately when walking you may find yourself unable to complete the walk or end up home in a sweaty pool of yourself, which is just nasty and enough to make you stop with the walking.
I know you’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating. In the early and late hours of the spring, the temperatures can be cool when you start out and as your body heat rises you may get too warm. If you’re like me, you decrease your activity level as your body heat rises and the sweat starts to pool. (ew.)
If you dress in layers you are able to start out dressed a bit more warmly while leaving yourself the option to remove some clothing to cool off if needed.
Wearing sunglasses not only keeps you from forming ugly wrinkles around your eyes, it also protects your vision from the harmful effects of the sun.
Find out four more reasons why you should wear sunglasses, here.
This should be another no brainer. Obviously if you’re awake you should have sunscreen on, not just any sunscreen, your sunscreen should contain zinc, be at least 30 SPF, and be able to stand up against your sweat…so water resistant.
Need more convincing? Read this from the American Association of Dermatology.
Wearing the right kind of shoe for your foot (and designed for walking) can improve your stride, cut down on muscle pain, and prevent against blisters and calluses.
Find out what to look for in a good shoe from this Mayo Clinic article.
What do you wear when you go walking?
I linked up on Musings of a Housewife for Fashion Friday.
Disclosure: I am participating as an Orthaheel ambassador, however all shared impressions and fashion faux pas are my own.