Tuesday, April 19, 2011
By Tricia Stevens
Now that it’s warmer out, you can skip the gym and stay in shape while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re going walking, hiking or cycling, here are some items you’ll want to have with you.
Add a little pizazz to your workout with this metallic tank! The top is made with 3% lycra for comfort and also has a built-in shelf bra with removable cups and an interior pocket that can hold your money and keys! “The Kim Tank” by Kelly Dooley, BodyRockSport.com, $60.
Rain or shine, this is the perfect outdoor shoe from Bogs. Not only is this shoe waterproof, it keeps moisture away so you stay cool and dry on hot days. Get it now and wear it all year round! The Timberline MT shoe, BogsFootwear.com, $113.
Why waste your money on bottled water when you can take Bobble with you. This reusable water bottle has a carbon filter which filters chlorine and impurities from municipal tap water, so you can fill up as much as you want. Plus you’ll be helping the environment by cutting down on waste. Available at Target, $9.95.
After you’re done chugging down that water, get your energy back and replenish with alternaVites. This yummy mixed berry flavored multivitamin has 23 essential vitamins and minerals and is small enough to carry. Just sprinkle right on your tongue and feel it melt away, so there’s no need to swallow. alternaVites.com, $29.95.
Now that it’s warmer out, you can skip the gym and get some exercise outdoors. Whether you’re going walking, hiking or cycling, here are some items you’ll want to have with you.
Used by professional athletes, you can also take the pain out of your run or climb with Unequal Sport Insoles which helps reduce stress to the feet, knees, joints and lower body by up to eighty percent. Unequal.com, $29.95.
Keep track of the time and monitor your heart rate with the Timex Health Touch. This watch has useful features such as on-demand heart rate, a target zone with heart rate alert and calories burned, and also includes a stopwatch, countdown timer, daily alarms, water resistance to 50 meters and anight-light. Timex.com, $59.95.
Just in case you experience some pain from your workout, rub the pain away with Topricin Foot Therapy Cream. This natural topical treatment helps reduce swelling of ankles and feet and also works on shin splints, leg cramps, impact injuries and bruising. Available at Whole Foods, $19.99 for 2oz.