Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Running Relief - Accessories That Can Help!

When it comes to running and the stuff we need to succeed, shoes, clothes, and watches come to mind. All of those things are must-haves, but there are other products out there that can help and even make running more comfortable/enjoyable (yes, it’s possible). These items include: Body Glide, Sport-Wash, Dr. Hoy’s Pain Relief Gel, Sweaty Bands, Running Hats, and Technical Socks.

Body Glide:
Body Glide is an anti-chafe and blister balm that can be used anywhere on the body. It’s ideal for feet, thighs, and arms. It’s smooth, natural, oil-less, and fortified with Vitamin F, Vitamin E, and Aloe to keep the skin hydrated.

Sport-Wash is a detergent that is made specifically for running clothes and will not irritate the skin. Its ingredients keep technical fabrics looking and working like new, while restoring factory-applied waterproofing (DWR). Sport-Wash also restores wicking and maintains breathability; it prevents damage done by residual chlorine, prevents color fading, completely removes odors, blood, and grass stains. Not only does it do all of these great things for your expensive running clothes, it is also biodegradable.
Dr. Hoy’s Pain Relief Gel:                                                                                                                                      

Dr. Hoy’s pain relief gel temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints due to backache, arthritis, sprains, strains, and bruises. It’s a water-based gel which means there won’t be an oil residue after application and it has a vanishing scent.

Sweaty Bands:
Sweaty Bands are one of the only type of head bands that completely stay in place on your head throughout your entire run. They have velvet on the back that keeps them from sliding off your head. They come in all different colors, designs, and sayings. They’re both extremely fashionable and functional.

Running Hats:
Running hats are important to runners for many reasons. They keep the sun, rain, snow, sleet, and hail out of your eyes. They keep your head cool with their COOLMAX Comfort System by creating maximum air flow and moisture transfer. They also have a terry cloth headband that keeps sweat out of your eyes and dry 3 to 4 times faster than cotton.  

Technical Socks:
Technical socks are good for running because they work with the shoe to wick moisture away from the foot. This keeps the foot cool and dry which also prevents blisters and keeps the foot odor free.


Happy Running!

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