Effective fitness and workout accessories can positively enable weight loss. You do not have to go in for the most expensive workout accessories but choose what you really need to support your fitness program. Accessories range from choosing the right clothes for workouts to devices and apps that support your program. Choose wisely and select what is necessary for you rather than following the crowd. Chalk out your program and then see what you need to get.
Fitness And Workout Accessories For Women
Here is a general list of top fitness accessories for women.
1. Weighing Scale
A digital weighing scale is a good accessory to own, so you can track your initial weight and then your weight loss as you go through your fitness program. It is also a good idea to go in for a body fat analyzer scale if you want to track your body fat and weight. There are scales which display body fat, body weight and BMI.
2. Good Running Shoes
They are extremely useful for developing upper body strength. However, you need to be careful to choose the right weight in accordance to your weight and BMI. It is important to start with lighter weights and then progress as you develop your muscle strength. A beginner should start with 2-5 pound weights in each hand which can be increased to 8 pounds as you progress with training.
4. Exercise Ball
Also called the “Swiss” ball, it is often used in exercise, physiotherapy and fitness training. Using an exercise ball actively engages the back and abdominal muscles and helps prevent injuries. The exercise ball also has ergonomic benefits and reduces low back pain.
5. Exercise Mats
6. Resistance Bands
These bands are like your portable exercise friends. They are made up of strong, elastic rubber with handles at the hand and can be easily carried during travel. This is a simple, inexpensive tool which can help you greatly with your muscle training. You can use it for shoulder presses, triceps and bicep exercises. It comes in a range of resistances from light, medium and heavy. You can adjust the resistance in accordance with your preference.
7. Gym Water Bottle
A water bottle is crucial as you need to keep sipping on water during your workouts to prevent dehydration. Choose a bottle of sports quality which is BPA-free, or made of glass,
Also known as step counter, it is a portable device used to track the number of steps during a walking program. This is an electronic device with a sensor that detects the number of steps by the person’s hip or arm movement. A pedometer is a good motivator for keeping in line with the fitness program. It can be worn on the belt or even as a watch. It can also be worn during the day to track overall activity. There are an increasing number of smartphones which have embedded pedometer apps within to function as a pedometer.
9. Fitness Gloves
This is an accessory which is often underestimated. This is essential because you use your hands for various fitness workouts including lifting weights and gripping handlebars. To prevent the palms of your hands from developing calluses and corns, a sweat-absorbent fitness glove is a must.
10. Sports Bra
This is another underestimated accessory. You need to be comfortable during your workouts while supporting your
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