We have all put on workout clothes and actually made it to that class in the morning, and then end up running around all day with that workout wear being our outfit of the day. Be it a weekend when we’re busy with errands and kids’ practices, or a weekday where the only obligation to look good is for the cashier at the supermarket, we have all been the lady in strech-pants and a workout top, living our lives in lycra. When this may be our less than ideal outfit, in an ideal world, at least our workout clothes can be made of eco friendly, sustainable fabrics for a healthy body and a healthier planet.

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The good news is that we don’t have to look like crap when we spend the day in our sweats. There are so many fashionable, well cut styles, in flattering colors and fits, that we can actually multitask in style, even if we didn’t quite find time to squeeze in that shower.

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Motivational experts say that planning the time to workout, and having something cute to wear that you feel good in, greatly increases the chances of a gym visit . If you invest in clothes that you feel good and comfortable in, you will feel more confident in trying that new barre class or  you’ve been avoiding.

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Ideally, the clothes we live our lives in should be soft, breathable, flexible, and made of eco-friendly, organic cotton. If we, as consumers, can make better choices in the fabrics we choose to be near our skin, the industry will hear us and understand the importance of making eco-friendly workout clothes. When clothes are sustainably made, it is more in line with a healthy and active, free-spirited lifestyle.

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So whether you’re crossing one off the bucket list and climbing up to Machu Picchu, or jamming around doing errands on a Saturday, or just waiting in the pick up line in school, when we are comfy and chic, we feel better.

 

RMD recommends:
  1. Satva Living-Toxin and GMO free stylish workout clothes for a healthier planet.
    www.satvaliving.com
  2. Prana-Sustainably- versatile, stylish and sustainable active clothes for yoga, climbing, workout or swimming.
    www.prana.com
  3. Athleta-The well known workout clothing brand has introduced a line of organic workout clothes.
    www.athleta.com

 

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Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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