When you exercise,
you should wear loose-fitting clothes that allow you to move freely. In the
summer, wearing lighter colors will help you keep cooler. Dark clothes, which
trap light, will help keep you warmer in the winter. Wear layers when it is
really cold. It is good to wear hats or baseball caps for shade in sunny
weather, and wool or ski caps in the winter to keep your head and body warm.
Never wear rubbery or plastic clothing (yes, itís out there!) because it wonít
allow your sweat to escape and your body can get too hot.
Shoes are also very important. Make sure they
are sturdy, fit well, and have heavy cushioned soles and arch supports. If you
plan to run, getting shoes fitted by a sports shoe salesperson can be helpful.
The wrong fit can be uncomfortable or even hurt you. Socks
can be important also. They help absorb sweat to help you avoid blisters. And,
they might help keep your shoes from smelling badly!