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                      Combining Fitness and Eco-Friendly Fashion

                      16 Jan 2020

                      Why not make caring for your physical well-being and the well-being of the environment your resolution this year? Now more than ever, environmental consciousness is part of our everyday life, whether it’s our habits at home or at work, how we get around, or the choices we make when it comes to our clothing. If your 2020 resolution is to be fit, make the most of it by adding an eco-friendly twist. It’s easy and will make you feel fantastic too!

                      When we want to get back in shape, we instantly think about the importance of establishing gradual, realistic, and well-thought-out goals. This step obviously starts by choosing an activity or exercise plan that’s appropriate for our physical condition, but it also involves choosing activewear that will help us reach our goals and enjoy exercising. 

                      Defining Your Needs

                      No need to raid the activewear department! The aim is to build an intelligent wardrobe with versatile, comfortable, and technical pieces that you can wear again and again for years to come. Depending on the activity you decide to tackle this year, determine what you really need to make the most of it. Has ski touring caught your attention? Think about the structure of an onion and play around with layers. Pick up underwear, baselayers, insulators, and windbreakers to be set for the slopes. Then, all you need to do is pair together the pieces that are best suited for the weather. If you're thinking of trying an indoor sport or working out at the gym, just opt for ergonomic and breathable clothing!

                      The first major move towards ethical consumption is making sensible purchases based on your tastes and needs. Choose pieces that you really like and, most importantly, take care of your clothing. This will extend its lifespan considerably.

                      Shopping Eco-Friendly

                      Increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the textile industry, Simons and many other brands now offer sustainable activewear made of recycled materials (like reclaimed fibres from old clothing) and post-industrial and post-consumer waste (like plastic bottles). Products made of recycled materials encourage a mode of production and consumption that’s more circular, which is effective in reducing CO2 emissions and the use of clean water.

                      Season after season, i.FiV5 follows the trends while offering you activewear and outerwear made of eco-friendly fabrics, such as recycled polyester and nylon, TENCELTM Lyocell, organic cotton, REPREVE® polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, and certified responsible down. Our eco-friendly assortment is expanding quickly, much to the delight of all our athletes who are interested various athletic activities!

                      Focus on Outdoor Activities

                      Take your first steps towards getting fit by thinking about the environment—more specifically, about your surrounding environment. Nature does us a lot of good. It’s a precious playground that renews itself each and every season. Its trails evolve with you and let you switch up your workouts.

                      Additionally, getting out in the sun increases your intake of vitamin D, which plays a key role in bone health, cell growth, and muscle function. Exercising outside decreases our perception of physical effort and naturally increases our motivation. This means that it’s easier to push your limits and achieve your athletic goals. Many cities have now integrated fitness trails into their parks with outdoor exercise equipment that allows you to improve your physical condition while being outside.

                      To stay hydrated and energized throughout your outdoor workout, don’t forget to gear up with reusable and eco-friendly essentials. Insulated water bottles and snack bags will become your best exercise buddies! In the forest, at the park, on trails along the river, or while testing out urban tracks, get creative as you stay in shape while being one with Mother Nature!

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