[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager]
With shorter days and crappier weather than usual, we all have the same problems when it comes to working out: do I really want to go running in the mud? Is it worth getting my clothes dirty just for one work out?
Well my friends, let these hacks be the end of your hesitations!
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1. Smelly shoes
No-one is exempt to this problem! Have you found yourself dreading the smell that’s going to come out of your shoes after a run? Try taking your shoes off and pouring a bit of baking soda inside them it will soak up the smell in no time! Another alternative is to use deodorant! Call me crazy but it works, before going running or attempting any sort of workout, spray your shoes with Sanex micro talc anti-perspirant deodorant (it’s the only one that works). Goodbye smelly shoes.
2. Dirt stuck on your shoes
Do you remember your mum yelling at you when you got into the house and left muddy footprints on the floor? And then the next day you picked your shoes up and they were so grubby you just wanted to leave them there and to hopefully clean themselves (miracles can happen). Well, in case your shows still don’t clean themselves, you can use a nail file to get everything off in no time. If you don’t own a nail file, use an old toothbrush; it works just as well.
3. Old looking trainer
You think your trainers will never look the same? Too old you think? Ha! Now that you’re a student you’re going to have to find a solution because buying a new pair sometimes just isn’t the best for your bank account. So, take a mixing bowl, pour baking soda and laundry detergent into it. Mix both components until it is no longer pasty. Then take a toothbrush and scrub away. See the results for yourself!
4. Sweat patch
Ok some people admittedly get it worse than others, but everyone sweats. No matter what they claim. Doing any sports competitively or intensively will leave that ugly sweat patch on your T-shirt, but it’s ok, we have a solution! If your T-shirt is old and is now getting a permanent sweat patch it’s time for you to fix it with one simple step: poor lemon juice on it before shoving it into the wash and when you take it out you should notice a visible difference. Who said it was hard?!
Now that you know how to keep your gear clean, keep active during the winter and don’t worry about anything, we got you covered.