One of the most popular resolutions or goals made every year is to join the gym or get fit. Preparing well for this commitment is essential, as we have found out at GiveMeTap. Here are our 5 must have items to start your journey and ensure that your resolution makes it into February.
1) The right water bottle.
Some people can lose up to a litre of fluid during an hour of exercise and so it is vital that they keep hydrated by drinking water before, during and after your work out. In a gym, it is easy to refill your bottle when needed, but if you are jogging outside, cycling or at a local park, it may not be as easy. At GiveMeTap, our water network is growing everyday as we want more people to have the access to the hydration they need while they exercise. Grab your bottle and our Smartphone app and discover the cafes and restaurants near you that could give you free water refills on the go during exercise.
2) The right pair of trainers
Investing in the right footwear is very important for anyone embarking on a fitness journey. Different types of exercise involve various movements that must be supported. If you are running, you may need a flexible trainer; if you decide to take up a sport then maybe a stiffer trainer is required. Here is your ultimate guide to finding the right shoe. Don’t underestimate the benefits of the right footwear and the downfalls of the wrong footwear!
3) The right playlist to get you pumped.
Sometimes, going through your exercise routine might feel monotonous. The best way to stay motivated throughout your gym session is to be accompanied by the right music. Here is a Spotify playlist I recently discovered that has helped me keep up the momentum mentally so I can do my best physically. Swagged Out Gym Playlist
4) The right accessories: HairClips/Headband
This is one, not only for the girls, but also for you guys who have felt the frustration of hair flying all over the place regardless of it being tied back. The best way to solve this problwm is to use hair clips or a headband to push it all back. You can then focus more on your work out and less on those pesky fly aways.
5) The right diet to go with your new lifestyle
As much as we don’t want to believe it, the two go hand in hand! To gain optimal results, exercise has to be complemented by a healthy diet that complements the new fitness regime. This may very well mean you end up having to eat more each day as well as eating better. We discovered this great app, MyFitnessPal that helps us calculate our calorie intake versus our burn rate.
THERE YOU HAVE IT. Let us know if you have any other Gym Must-Haves!
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Just after speaking with our NGO partner in Ghana about (frustrating) international policies on water and sanitation, and then declaring that I going work to affect things at the policy level, I get an invitation from The White House!!! Going to discuss Africa-America relations, immigration policies and more. Thank you very much God!
I was like “how did they hear/know about little old me who just touched down in USA” and then I was reminded of a quote: “when little dogs keep yapping the big dogs hear”. I’ll keep that mic in my hand and work to continue helping in anyway I can.
Today, if you don’t absolutely NEED (and we mean NEED) a bottle or anything else for that matter, then there is no NEED to buy it now.
The team and I are going to be having fun and I’d love for you to go spend time with people you love the most. There will always be time for shopping.
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