questionsdo you wear jewelry when exercising?

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Mostly, I take it off. I'm more worrie about hurting myself with my wedding band.

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If it's all small necklace or bracelet, I'd tend to think it is for luck, inspriation, motivation from family and they probably don't train that way every day. If they're lookin' like Mr.T, then that's just lame. There's no room for that stuff when I'm workin' out.

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@mikecris: luck and/or inspiration is what I'm thinking. But I see people in everyday life on a normal workout with sometime lots of jewelry - I find it odd, but if it doesn't bother them that's all that matters.

Full disclosure - while I don't wear jewelry, I am one of those people that works out in a skort frequently. That is more for comfort/coverage than anything.

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Does an ankle monitor count?

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It surprises me to see athletes wearing jewelry in competition, especially in sports like track and swimming: the USOC and athletic wear companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars inventing, testing, and refining uniforms to find the legal uniforms with the least amount of drag - and then you wear earrings in the pool or chunky necklaces on the track? That just doesn't make sense, aerodynamically!

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I always wear a watch, occasionally a necklace except for running cause that can be very frustrating. I was thinking the same thing while watching the Olympics, I especially noticed it when a lot of the swimmers were wearing rather large earrings.

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@potter412: the earrings while swimming is something that really stood out to me. The only competitive swimming I do is in a triathlon, so there is a lot of contact in that case - and I'd be seriously concerned about losing them. In the lanes, I guess there is a much smaller chance of that happening.

And while running, hair or a necklace or anything that bounces around drives me crazy so if I can eliminate it I do.

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I agree about the low impact, but also think that the salt in perspiration could corrode metals, and for that reason I'm more inclined to wear no jewelry during a workout. That plus the fact that I imagine having to chase after a ring that falls off, and that's what I'd like to avoid.

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I don't, because of worries about breaking and losing it, worries about getting injured by it, worries about sweat corroding it, and most importantly, because when I am working out I want the least amount of anything on me possible. Minimal clothing, and sun protection and tunes when I work outside.