Your Basic must-have tools for workouts & exercises

By Olga Ishimwe
On 28 February 2018 at 12:42

We all know how important this is, but few people do it consistently. Other than health benefits too numerous to mention, body workouts make you smarter, happier, improves sleep quality, and makes you feel better about your body.

According to several researches that have been carried out over time, exercising body diminishes the chances of catching over 20 diseases, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancers and cardiovascular diseases.‚Äč

IGIHE has compiled some of the must-have tools for those who want to enroll in exercising and workouts, or those who are using wrong tools.

A bottle of water

Nearly two thirds of the human body is water; 73% of the heart and mind is water. Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body.

Moreover, for anyone who takes part in sports, it is important to have a bottle of water. With runs of an hour or longer, you will benefit from the water for rehydration and feeding the muscles.

You should also know that drinking water is not only for those who take part in sports; your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Water is needed for overall good health, and as doctors recommend, you should do it at least twice a day

Jumping rope

Another must-have for sportsmen and women is a jumping cord as it is a great calorie-burner and body-strengthener. The rope is easily flexible and portable, so you can easily take it with you as you are going for sports or a gym.

It is an important tool for slimming veins as it warms up the blood and facilitates it to flow around the body easily. Before starting other forms of sports like running, it is better to start by jumping ropes, because it warms the blood and prepares the body for other exercises.

As the Daily Science once stated, jumping rope for 10 minutes is more efficient and effective than running for 8 minutes.

Running belts and smartphone holders

If you like to take part in sports which mainly involves running, cycling, etc; you should have a running belt in your workout kit. This special tool lets you comfortably carry exactly what you need i.e a water bottle.

And while smartphones are undeniably handy to have with you to use running apps to track runs and stream music or podcasts to Bluetooth headphones; keeping them somewhere becomes a problem. So, for a better and comfortable run, you should not forget the smartphone holder that goes with the running belt. Very practical indeed!

Yoga mat

Whether you’re a seasoned sportsman or just a beginner, Yoga mats are essential for a smooth workout. They are comfortable, supportive, and easy to maintain. You will not miss them in gyms, as they prevent you sore muscles in the morning of your post-workouts.

Weight lifting gloves

Weight lifting gloves improve your grip on weights. Hands get sweaty during a workout. When they do, your hands can slip. This can be annoying if you are doing pull ups and keep falling off the bar. It is also dangerous if you are holding heavy weights over your body. Weight lifting gloves make workouts safer


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