How to Choose a Comfortable Pair of ShoesWritten by Jeff Lakie
You've finally worn out those comfortable old shoes that you have been wearing for years. Finding a good pair of shoes is a bit like trying to find perfect spouse; it takes a lot of looking around to find perfect match. But shopping for shoes should not be a stressful experience. Here is a brief guide to help you find that perfect pair.
The first thing you need to decide on is your budget, as this will limit which brands and perhaps styles, you can buy. Many discount footwear stores have great sales, sometimes giving you up to 80% off original price or even running two for price of one sales. So, if you see sales like these, take advantage of them!
Once you've decided on your budget, you should think about what type of shoe you want to buy. Do you plan on being on your feet a lot? Do you want you shoes to be a fashion statement, or are you more of a 'sensible shoe' type of person? They are many new hot fashions this summer, ranging from dainty sandals to towering stilettos. While a pair of cute high heels may match your new skirt perfectly, they may not be right for you if you are going to on your feet, running around all day. So, make sure that you put some thought into where- and how long- you will be wearing them.
How to Shop for Comfortable Pilates Workout WearWritten by Harriet Spinzer
Studies show that an estimated 60% of Americans do not receive recommended amount of physical exercise per day. It is also estimated that of those 60% who are not active enough, there are 25% who are completely inactive on a daily basis. Being active is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and living a longer life. Perhaps, that’s why so many people have showed interest in Pilates. Pilates has taken over workout world and has received so much hype because of wonders it performs on body. So now that you’ve decided to become a part of whirlwind, let’s figure out what you’re going to wear.
Many individuals are confused as to what types of clothing are most appropriate for Pilates. Here is a list of criteria you might want to consider when shopping for Pilates workout wear:
•Comfortable Clothing - Comfort is key in Pilates. If you are not comfortable in what you are wearing you will be self-conscious and hesitant to perform some of positions.
•Clothes that are body hugging - This means clothes that enables you to breathe and move, but not so loose that when you move around you are afraid of your shirt lifting or your tummy showing.