Importance of Wearing Proper Gear When Playing Sports


Playing any kind of sport is great for your overall health and wellbeing. When you work out, not only do you build muscle and burn fats, but you also build confidence and lose negativity. However, in order to get a good workout routine going for you in any sport you practice, it is essential to be equipped with the proper gear.

Many people do not realize the importance of what they wear when practicing a sport of any kind and how much it can impact their physical abilities. Here is why wearing the right kind of gear is of huge importance to any athlete regardless of their experience.

Managing Sweat

It goes without saying that when you exercise, you sweat. When you are playing a sport, especially if you are a professional athlete, you are guaranteed to be sweating a lot. It can be incredibly irritating to work out when you are drenched in sweat for long periods of time. By wearing the right apparel for your relevant sport, you would be able to manage the sweat as professional sports clothing can absorb all the moisture and leave you feeling dry for longer periods. Common clothing fabric would not necessarily absorb the moisture and would end up weighing you down rather than allowing you to exercise better. Make sure that you invest in proper quality sports clothing as there can be a lot of replicas that would not offer the desired moisture-management you need to practice your preferred sport.


Practicing any sport needs an extent of flexibility and comfort to allow the athlete to endure long hours of training without feeling irritated. Some athletes need special gear that caters to their particular needs, including athletes who may suffer from flat foot syndrome or other health concerns that would leave them needing special clothing to practice their favorite sport. If you are playing a sport where you would be constantly running and putting pressure on your feet, like when practicing basketball, for example, you need to invest in the best basketball shoes for flat feet so you can be comfortable running around for long hours. Having flat feet should not be a barrier that stops you from practicing your favorite sport if you are equipped with the right sports gear.


Those playing any kind of sport often endure a lot of falling down, stretching, and bumping into others while training. All of these vigorous movements while exercising can lead to your clothes being damaged, and you would have to spend loads of money on replacements every so often. In order to save yourself some cash and manage to workout without having to worry about anything other than simply playing your favorite sport, you should get proper gear that is durable enough to endure any kind of exercise you do. High-quality sports gear should be incredibly durable and last you for years at a time without being easily damaged or torn apart in any way.

Improving Mobility

When practicing any sport, you want to move around freely without your clothing or sports gear restricting your movement in any way. Wearing the proper gear for your relevant sport should allow you to have improved mobility so that you can play your sport without any restrictions.

If you are looking to perform better in any sport or if you are just looking to do some workouts on a regular basis, you cannot exercise in your average daily clothes as they would be far from comfortable. Instead, wearing proper sports gear would help you expand your movement capabilities and allow you to achieve even more in any sport.


Playing any sport comes with some hazardous risks that vary in severity. To make sure you are playing your favorite sport without having to worry about the safety risks that come with it, you should invest in all the right gear for that sport. Wearing safety gear like helmets or knee pads could end up saving you from tons of risks and unnecessary pain in case of any slips or falls that often happen when practicing sports. It does not matter how experienced you are in any sport, accidents happen regardless and you should be prepared for them by wearing the proper gear.

Whether you are a professional athlete or a sports enthusiast who simply loves to practice any sport on occasion, working out can be extremely rewarding. In order to get the perks of exercising and leave behind the risks and cons that sometimes come with it, you should make sure that you are equipped with the right sports gear. Wearing the proper gear for whatever sport you are playing can end up saving you money, unnecessary pain, and offering you a ton of comfort. Remember to do some research before purchasing just any sports gear to make sure you are getting the best quality products.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.


Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.

I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!

- The Armchair Psychologist

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