The benefits of exercise and wearing comfortable activewear
We are all aware of the benefits of exercise at every age, however, as we get older it becomes especially important to keep active. Apparently, we lose about 2% of our muscle mass every year. Our balance is not always as good as it used to be. Incorporating an exercise regime into our busy lives takes discipline and perseverance. Two elements that make this easier is to find a form of exercise that appeals to you and to wear clothes that are comfortable. Your clothes need to allow ease of movement.
The activewear I am wearing is from the Asquith Autumn 2018 collection Asquith live fast pilates pants teamed with Asquith bend it tee in navy/claret.If you prefer to wear leggins they offer some excellent bamboo yoga leggings and bamboo pilates leggings.
My Oxblood backpack is from The Cambridge Satchel Company I find it extremely useful for carrying bits and pieces when I am on my way to my exercise class.
I like to vary my exercise so I incorporate a pilates class at the beginning of the week. Whenever I can I cycle to our village. To keep my heart healthy I bounce for about 20 minutes on my rebounder two or three times a week. I enjoy all of these activities so they are a pleasure rather than a chore.
Replacing my worn out exercise clothes is not always on my priority list. So I was delighted when Asquith contacted me and asked me to try out their comfortable sustainable activewear.
Alice Asquith created the brand in 2002. All the clothes are ethically made using eco-friendly fabrics. They are ideal for yoga and pilates but are classic and elegant enough to wear every day.
Now let’s talk about why their clothes are so comfortable.
Asquith’s trademarked performance fabric Bambor® is a blend of organic cotton, bamboo and a tiny amount of Elastane (to provide additional stretch capabilities). It is super soft, wicks away sweat and moulds to your body to provide unrivalled comfort and flexibility.
Bamboo is a sustainable and environmentally low-impact fabric, it grows faster and absorbs more carbon dioxide than hardwood trees. It’s ideal for activewear as it’s naturally anti-bacterial, breathable and wicks away sweat. It moulds to the body, providing excellent stretch capabilities and is particularly good for sensitive skin. I particularly like their bamboo yoga pants and their bamboo pilates pants.
The Asquith black jumpsuit I am wearing below is super soft and comfortable. It manages to be both relaxed and smart at the same time.
My sneakers are from Asics, a few years old. A good selection here.
I was not sure about the jumpsuit when it first arrived as I have not previously been very into jumpsuits. After trying this one from Asquith on a couple of times it began to grow on me. It is sooo comfortable. I plan to wear it with sneakers during the day and with heels and statement jewellery for a casual evening out. I will be talking about this in a separate post.
Asquith uses organic cotton and bamboo fabrics to create their ethical yoga clothes. Sustainable with excellent stretch capabilities and supremely soft next to your skin, you will feel comfortable and confident in all of their ethical activewear. Discover more about Asquith’s organic yoga clothes for life both on and off the mat here…’
All photos by Laura Hines. Follow her Instagram
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however the clothes were sent to me for an honest review.