Taking off jewelry before a workout is no fun. But neither is leaving them at home. Who wants a well put together outfit without blings to match? Fortunately, if you know how to look for them, there are some classy accessories that you can wear during a workout.
Yes, you can wear them all day from the office to the gym and even in the shower room. No need to take them off before a run and risk forgetting where you tucked them.
But to understand what is okay to wear during a workout, you need to understand why we take off jewelry before sweating it out:
You might lose them. Rings, bracelets, and necklaces can slip off between burpees or during a headstand in yoga. The gems in your ring or earrings can fall off while you’re running. Unless you don’t mind replacing your expensive pair of earrings every time you lose them, take them off.
You will damage them. Sweat and chlorine can tarnish silver, copper, and nickel. And unless you’re wearing high carat gold, it probably has lots of nickel or copper in it. You can also get these metals scratched when lifting weights or holding equipment. These soft metals get deformed easily so it’s not ideal to keep them on when lifting weights.
You may hurt yourself or others. A necklace dangling from your neck can get trapped in exercise equipment or hit your eye-Ã³r someone else’s-as you twirl during Zumba. And your metal ring can injure your finger when it gets deformed while on the bench press.
The chances that you’ll lose jewelry or get injured varies with the activity and jewelry type. But don’t keep yourself guessing. Take a look at the alternatives to your favorite dangling earrings and gold ring.
Set your hands free with silicone rings
Silicone rings are specially crafted for physical activities. This is why many soldiers, athletes, mechanical workers, and people in similar professions choose silicone wedding or engagement rings over metal ones. Even the stackable rings are safe for workouts or sports. They’re soft and flexible, and they won’t damage your hand if you keep them on while weightlifting, rowing, or boxing. They’ll bend or break before it could injure your fingers. Silicone doesn’t change with pressure or submersion to water, either.
Fear no sweat in stainless metal
As long as you’re not going into a judo fight or any sport that does not allow you to wear even studs, stainless steel ad silver studs are the way to go. Stainless steel does not react with sweat or chlorine, which is perfect if you want to swim some laps. Studs are also barely-there earrings that are not prone to getting in contact with exercise tools, equipment, clothing, or your hand. Apart from steel, modern materials like titanium, tungsten, and ceramic do not react with sweat. You may want to experiment with these materials.
Stay carefree in water-resistant chokers
If you can’t live without a necklace, try fabric chokers. Chokers made of natural fibers like cotton or hemp twine mixed with metal accents (like this Bronwen Jewelry choker) can be elegant and comfy to wear, whether in a meeting or swim training. They usually don’t cause allergies like nickel when it reacts with sweat and chlorine. Silver and gold jewelry of lesser quality are often mixed with nickel, so you’d want to avoid them too unless you know that they’re pure.
Fire yourself up with a statement bracelet
Momentum bracelets come with a motivation statement like, “Sweat. Run. Empower” and easily match a sporty outfit with its colorful and lightweight fabrics. Achieve bracelets are more subdued and versatile and go well with a laidback or a smart-casual ensemble.
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