What will it take to start doing aerobic exercise if you haven’t been doing it? You may have loose clothing around the house that you can use for walking, running, dancing or whatever aerobic activity you prefer. If not, I encourage you to buy your aerobic activity clothes from green companies.
Gaiam has organic cotton clothing appropriate for
aerobic exercise although they tend to focus on clothes for yoga and
gentle activities like that (Tai Ji, Qi Gong, pilates, etc.).
If you like cotton, please buy organic
cotton. Approximately 25% of all crop pesticides are used on the
cotton crop so buying organic cotton instead of non-organic cotton will
make a significant difference in the use of pesticides. You can find
the Gaiam web site by clicking here.
has clothing for seriously active folks. Their polyester clothing is
made from soda bottles. It’s true that clothing from soda bottles is
not truly sustainable because soda bottles are made from petroleum and
petroleum is not sustainable. We will run out of petroleum in the not
too distant future.
But in the meantime, they are keeping a
lot of soda bottles out of the landfill (and off the streets and out of
the oceans). You can find the Patagonia web site by clicking here.
And about those shoes … Walking shoes, running shoes,
and other sport shoes are made from petroleum and are not sustainable.
Because we are no longer walking or running on grass or dirt, sports
shoes may be a necessity to keep our feet healthy.
must buy sports shoes (and most of us must) be sure you turn them in to
your local Nike store when you can no longer use them. Nike donates
them to a company that uses them to make sports surfaces like tracks
and basketball courts. At least that way they will be reused. You can
find out more about that by clicking here.