Facebook Pixel

Why The Underwear You Wear During a Workout Is Important

By HERWriter
Rate This
Why Your Workout Underwear Is Important via Unsplash

Exercising is great, and the neverending variety in fitness wear makes workouts even more enjoyable. The underwear that you pick is just as vital to your workout experience as the rest of your outfit.

Unfortunately, not too many people think about which types of underwear might help or harm their workout.

Wearing delicate panties, including anything that is lacy, silky or sheer may not be the best option for you while exercising. The wrong type of underwear can lead to a number of vaginal issues.

According to Dr. Nicole E. Williams of the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, yeast infections and vaginitis are some of the problems that could possibly arise when wearing the wrong type of underwear.

So what is the best underwear to wear? Williams suggests that you wear anything that allows your vagina to breathe. The goal is to find a fabric that wicks away moisture. Another thing to consider is changing your underwear after you have worked out.

This, again, helps keep your vagina clean and lessens the possibility of any infections. There are plenty of underwear types that are perfect for you to wear during your exercise. Take some time to find the best fit for you and your workout regimen.

Reviewed March 9, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Should You Really Wear A Thing When You Work Out? Elle.com. March 03 2016.


7 Underwear Facts That Might Surprise You. Shape.com. March 03 2016.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.