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Comfortable Running Shorts to Keep You Cool in Any Weather

by Voices Wellness 29 Jun 2021
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These lightweight and breathable running shorts will help you stay cool and focus on the miles ahead. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

Love it or hate it, running offers a host of benefits for your health. In fact, studies have shown that running just five to 10 minutes a day at a moderate pace could improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of death from strokes and heart attacks. To help you enjoy your runs better—especially in the scorching tropical heat, here are some performance shorts that have proven to stay breathable and comfortable whether you’re sprinting, going long-distance, or just taking it slow.

Lululemon

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 For her: Speed Up High-Rise Short 2.5″ 

Designed for a fuss-free run without skimping on storage, these shorts come with a secure back pocket and connected gel pockets on the waistband. The build-in liner offers extra coverage, while the lightweight “Swift” fabric keeps you cool.

More information here.

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For him: Surge Short 6″ Lined Bold Lines

Free up your strides with these comfortable and stylish shorts, featuring sweat-wicking and quick-drying mesh fabric. Made from 100 percent recycled polyester, the shorts offer a four-way stretch, along with water-repellent properties.

More information here.

Adidas

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For her: Primeblue Designed 2 Move Woven 3-Stripes Sport Shorts

Suitable for any kind of workout, these classic athletic shorts are breathable and sweat-wicking, with side slides for easy mobility. Plus, it’s crafted from sustainable and high-performance recycled material made in partnership with Parley Ocean Plastic.

More information here.

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For him: Tokyo Run Shorts

Featuring a stylish print created by Tokyo-based artist and designer Hiroko Takahashi, the shorts are made from a lightweight and breathable fabric that keeps one feeling dry on long runs. Meanwhile, a nifty zip pocket helps to keep keys and cards intact.

More information here.

Under Armour

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For her: Women’s UA Play Up 3.0 Geo Print Shorts

Playful print aside, these pair of shorts will be your go-to for relaxing or working out with their loose and full cut that’s designed for comfort and breathability. Other features include side hand pockets and a smooth waistband.

More information here.

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For him: Men’s UA Launch Run 5″ Shorts

Light and stretchy enough for long-distance runs, these shorts come with a next-to-skin fit without the squeeze. Features like internal mesh liner help moisture to escape and adds breathability, while anti-odour technology prevents the growth of odour-causing microbes.

More information here.

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