Invest in the right gym accessories so that you can step up your gym and fitness game. Start with a sturdy gym bag to carry all your essentials. A backpack is both lightweight and convenient if you’re commuting to gym, however if you head to gym before work then a duffel bag is better as there is enough space to carry everything you need to get ready without creasing your shirt. Wondering what’s so important about a pair of socks when it comes to workout wear? Ask someone who has worn the wrong pair when they’ve run a half marathon. They’ll have the chaff and blisters to prove that quick dry socks are essential. Compression wear is largely used for surgical recovery, but the principle of increasing blood flow has trickled into workout wear and you can now wear an entire compression outfit from shorts to socks. The basic theory behind it is that the tight fabric squeezes and supports your veins and helps your blood flow back to your heart, thus improving oxygen flow and speeding up recovery. Test it out with a pair of socks before buying the whole look.
Running, rowing, SUP, or cycling – regardless of your preferred activity, in South Africa there are a number of activities that take you outdoors. Just as you pay attention to protecting your skin with a good sunscreen, so you should also protect your eyes. Sunglasses, while often considered a stylish extension of your outfit, serve a real purpose when it comes to sports. Not only do they keep your eyes safe from the sun’s rays, they also help you to see what's happening in the water, road, or path ahead. Find a pair that is recommended for your outdoor activity.