How to transition your workout gear from summer to autumn

How to transition your workout gear from summer to autumn

How to transition your workout gear from summer to autumn

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As the leaves change colour and the days grow shorter, it’s a sure sign autumn is on its way. With the change of season comes a change of weather; it’s time to adapt your workout gear.

Be safe, be seen
With the end of Daylight Saving approaching (unless you’re in a state that doesn’t observe Daylight Saving hours), you will have noticed how dark it’s getting in the mornings. Hitting the pavement while most of the world is still sleeping can be a tranquil time to work out. There’s no other sound apart from your feet hitting the ground. If you do prefer to work out before or after sunrise, it’s crucial to ensure your safety by wearing reflective fitness gear. Most running shoes have reflective embellishments, but to make sure you are seen by approaching traffic, the brighter the better.

Layer up
Autumn weather can be unpredictable. It might feel chilly outside, but once you’re moving your body temperature will start to rise. Rather than dress like an Eskimo and risk overheating, opt for breathable layers like a lightweight, weather proof jacket you can tie around your waste, or choose a sleeveless vest to keep your chest warm without restricting your movement.

Take advantage of wicker technology
Use workout gear with wicking fabric to draw the sweat away from your skin. Otherwise sweat is trapped between your singlet and your skin which will cause you to feel cold.