10 Differences Between Brits and Americans
According to research, 1 in 3 Brits are dirty bastards
It’s official. The game is up. You’ve finally come clean. Almost.
A new study by an online athleisure brand has revealed that the average gym-goer owns six tops, four pairs of trainers and two sets of bottoms that they’ll wear to the gym.
Which is all well and good, but the study also found that a third of participants admitted to re-wearing sweaty clothing up to three times before a wash.
(Related: I sweat profusely during exercise? Am I unfit?)
According to the poll of 2,381 Brits aged 18 and over, spraying clothing and ironing garments are the top hacks for smelling fresh in their workout clothes, even when they’ve been worn twice before.
Over two thirds of respondents (69 per cent) stated that they only wore each item once before it went in the wash, whereas almost a third (31 per cent) confessed that they wore items two or three times before washing them.
(Related: How to stop sweating after the gym)
When quizzed over why they didn’t wash them straight away, the relevant respondents claimed they ‘didn’t get too sweaty’, and that they had ‘no other clean items, so had to re-wear them.’ Others, quite worryingly, confessed that spraying their clothes with deodorant or perfume was the best way to mask the smell. Unfortunately, that's not the case — it'll just make it smell worse.
(Related: Why some people sweat more than others)
Our advice? Without stating the blindingly obvious, invest in more gym gear. Easier said than done, of course, but no one is forcing you to buy the most expensive, snazzy clothing on the shelf.
In fact, it’s never been easier to buy affordable active wear.
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