Is your workout routine sustainable?

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Updated February 2, 2021

Having a regular workout routine isn't always easy, and keeping sustainability in mind might seem like overkill. But the truth is that making your workout routine sustainable is very simple and it won't require much effort.

Here are our top 4 tips for how you can make your workouts more sustainable.

  1. Sustainable material

    Many get motivation from buying new gym clothes, are you one of them? Great! But make sure to look for pieces made from more sustainable materials, like recycled polyester and polyamide as well as ecological cotton. Choosing training equipment made from sustainable material as opposed to plastic is a great substitute. Check out some great options down below!

  2. Skip the gym card

    Although many gyms are now making pushes towards being more sustainable, skipping the gym card all together is actually a great way to save money and to be kinder to the environment, in addition gyms aren't really an option right now so what better time to make the switch. Parks are a great substitute for the treadmill. In addition you will get some fresh air and vitamin-D which is vital this time of year. Do step-ups and glute-exercises on the stairs. Make sure you're dressed properly and are using grips on your shoes if it's slippery outside.

    More of a workout from home kind of person? In that case YouTube is a great source of various exercises to do, everything from HIIT workouts to dance routines!

  3. Reusable products

    Perhaps the easiest switch to make that will spare the environment and save you some money is switching your plastic water bottles to a reusable one. Check out our top rated travel mugs!

  4. Make your workout clothes last

    Workout clothes are pieces that you wear out quickly, therefore some are inclined to not opt for the higher end workout brands. However choosing well crafted pieces made from wear-tested brands will help prolong the life of your workout clothes. In addition to this, caring properly for your pieces will help make them last. Don't wash your work out clothes too often or too warm, it will the fabric from becoming worn out too quickly.

    Want to get rid of old workout clothes? Consider donating them if they're in fairly good condition. Many brands actually have their own recycle initiatives where you can return your old, damaged or worn clothes and they will repurpose them and give them a second life.

What is your best sustainable tip for working out? Let us know in the comments down below!

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