As we already said in previous posts, going running in winter is perfectly viable, if possible following a series of tips. So now we focus on the running clothes you should wear every time you are going to exercise. Some examples of what you can wear we already saw in the post dedicated to coats for winter, but in this article we give you other tips that you should keep in mind, especially when you go to buy your sportswear.

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Reflective running clothes
In winter it gets dark much earlier, before 6 p.m. on many days. And that means you'll often have to go out training at night. Or, at best, in much less light than usual. Therefore, it is very important that your windbreaker, your tights or any other garment that is exposed to the air has a reflective piece. Traffic lights, sidewalks, crosswalks... If the area is dark and not very busy, the flashes of light that are produced when in contact with a light from a vehicle are essential to avoid a hit-and-run accident in the city.

Color matters in running clothing
When it comes to winter running clothing, color matters. Picking up on the advice from the previous point, fluorescent yellow clothing will be much easier to see when you're out running at night. But if you go out during the day, black clothes can also be your ally: they have more capacity to absorb the sun's rays.

Sweat-wicking clothing
In addition to low temperatures, another 'enemy' of winter is the humidity generated by the sweat itself: if it does not dissipate and remains in excess in the clothes, the feeling of cold will be greater, leading to thermal imbalances, especially when you stop doing the activity. It is therefore essential that garments have openings to dissipate this moisture and that they are not made of cotton, a material that is very suitable in many situations but not so good at dissipating moisture through perspiration. In this sense, another interesting measure is to dress in layers and gradually dispense with them once the body is generating heat and sweat is formed.

Winter accessories, especially hands
The hands, head and neck are particularly sensitive areas, where there is a great thermal loss. Therefore, a good tip is to use protective accessories. However, if they prevent the dissipation of moisture, it is best to dispense with them during the activity, similar to what we said about the different layers of clothing. The hands can be considered an exception: they are always one of the coldest parts of the body and, on the other hand, there is not too much sweat generation, so gloves can always remain on them.

To find the best running clothing, take a look at the Décimas website. Our catalog has many proposals that follow the above tips, and don't stay at home in winter!
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