Fitness Fashion: 5 Essentials for Winter Fitness
Think that leaving your house on a regular day is difficult? We all know that it’s about a thousand times harder during the winter months. Darkness arrives earlier, the wind is bitingly cold and that pain in your left shoulder has suddenly intensified. When will something good happen!! If you know what we’re talking about, these 5 winter essentials might help you breeze through the upcoming chilly months:
If you enjoy going for a run either in the early morning or straight after work, we’re sorry to say that it’s going most likely to be pitch black outside. That’s exactly why you need a headlamp, with one of these bad boys you’ll be able to see and also be seen (which might come in handy if you’re on a poorly lit trail or road!). We’d also suggest you pair your headlamp with a headband to protect your ears from the freezing winds – try this Halo Anti-Freeze Headband
We’re due the “coldest winter in five years” according to meteorologists, which basically means only terrible things for your skin! The dry air and lack of moisture will probably give you scaly skin and chapped lips – that is unless you do something about it! If you haven’t been amping up your skincare routine, you need to start. Not sure what kind of moisturiser you need? Well, we’re a big fan of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream from The Body Shop. Get a routine going by starting and ending your day with moisturiser!
Find that your muscles and joints ache more in the winter? Ask Santa to get you a foam roller! They’ve become a must-have for all fitness fans and rightly so. They’re extremely useful for cooldowns after an intense workout by relaxing the muscles and they also help speed up the healing and recovery process. Mega useful! On the days that your body aches regardless of how well you’ve warmed up/ cooled down, a heat patch or pack will also help.
Thick touchscreen friendly gloves (+ also socks)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is nothing fun about frozen fingers. If you’ve ever experienced that feeling of getting a very important text mid-jog, stopping to take off your gloves and subsequently getting frostbite and losing your fingers, you’ll know how necessary touch-screen friendly gloves are.
And don’t forget about good quality socks too! These should be an essential part of your gym kit, even if they cost a bit more than regular socks. Look for socks with various technologies, special paddings, intricate fibres and breathability – if you can get them all in one pair, you’re on to a winner!
Fitness trackers have become another must have. With the ability to track your eating habits, steps, heart rate and sleep in one little gadget, why wouldn’t you want one!? Luckily there are many trackers to choose from, ranging from the more fashion-forward trackers (like the ones from Ringly or Bellabeat) to the likes of Fitbit and Samsung.
QUICK FIRE SUMMARY
- Headlamp We’d suggest you pair your headlamp with a headband to protect your ears from the freezing winds.
- Thick MoisturiserGet a routine going by starting and ending your day with moisturiser!
- Foam RollersThey’re extremely useful for cooldowns after an intense workout.
- Thick Gloves & SocksThese should be an essential part of your gym kit, even if they cost a bit more.
- Fitness TrackersWith the ability to track your eating habits, steps, heart rate and sleep in one little gadget, why wouldn’t you want one!?