If you wait for the right time and occasion to start your workout, you’ll never find one. ~ Varsh
In my first post for #FitnessWithVarsh I shared some simple lifestyle changes that you can make for a fitter and healthier you. In this post I’m sharing some crucial workout gear that’ll be a great addition and motivation in your fitness journey.
While I believe that nothing should stop you from going ahead it is advisable to pay heed to the dos and don’ts. Working out is immensely beneficial if done right. However, it can also go horribly wrong for the simplest of reasons and lead to injuries, sometimes irreversible.
Here are my suggestions for some basic workout gear that you should consider investing in:
Running, walking, gym, hiking, etc. there are sports shoes for every activity. They’re aptly targeted for each one with corresponding changes in the thickness of sole, weight, material, etc. Sports shoes are a crucial investment. I’ll suggest you to go for good branded ones that’ll protect your feet and last long. Nike, Adidas, Skechers, Puma to name a few.
The right clothes set the right tone for your workout, almost like a uniform for school. They help in getting you in the zone and are important for practical reasons too. Choose comfortable clothing that doesn’t need looking after and doesn’t distract when you sweat. Quick dry apparel is a boon while running and intense workouts. Help yourself to some amazingly stylish fitness wear and get going!
3. Yoga mat
Yoga mat isn’t just for yoga, it signifies a space where you de-stress. It provides a cushion in case your hands or legs slip while performing an asana. The purpose of a yoga mat is to protect your joints like knee, elbow etc. from floor impact when you do floor exercises also. Choose the mat thickness suitable to your activity. Also, remember to use it instead of lying on the floor while cooling down.
4. Water bottle
Keeping yourself hydrated during workouts is essential. Heavy exercises like functional training, cardio etc are hard on your body and you may sometimes need an energy boost. Add powders like Glucon D in lesser quantity to your water if need be. Do not gulp down or drink too much water while you’re sweating either. The key is in sipping slowly and frequently.
5. Activity trackers
Almost every other person is tracking their activity nowadays with the help of fitness bands (FitBit, Mi, Samsung, Fastrack) or free apps (Google Fit, Runtastic Steps, Fitbit) . I feel this is a brilliant initiative since they assist in setting and achieving your daily target. Having said that, I would suggest you to not limit yourselves to them or feel demotivated if you miss the mark. New day, new goals!
Exercise refreshes you and anything that helps make this experience better is always welcome. There must be a reason why people are addicted to sweating out, right? What do you think? Please feel free to pour in your thoughts and suggestions. I love them!
This is my second post in the #FitnessWithVarsh series. I’m overwhelmed with the response I got for my first post and am inspired to continue writing. Thank you so much for the love and support!