Everyone knows there are a few essentials you need to have when you hit the gym; your gym clothes, suitable footwear, a towel, your gym bag, and a water bottle, but what about a headband for working out in?
If you hadn’t already noticed, headbands are coming back in fashion in a big way, in both men’s and women’s fashion, and this couldn’t be better news for all the avid gym-goers out there. When you wear a workout headband, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits that can help you push your workout to the next level, or at the very least, make your gym experience a more comfortable and enjoyable one.
Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why you need to add a workout headband to your gym bag for your next workout session.
It keeps the sweat away from your eyes and face
One of the main reasons why athletes and sports stars wear headbands is to keep the sweat out of their eyes and face. When you’re working hard and pumping out an intense workout, sweat is inevitably going to trickle out of your pores and onto your face. If left unchecked, it’s eventually going to run into your eyes, which can be surprisingly painful.
While this is usually nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it can really throw your concentration off and could even lead you to cut your workout short or interrupt a routine so you can go and wash your face.
The best way to avoid this is to wear high quality and absorbent headband that soaks up the moisture coming from your forehead and the top of your head (the area where most of your head sweat accumulates). This keeps the top of your face dry and the sweat far away from your eyes, letting you continue your workout for longer without any unnecessary discomfort.
Keeps your hair at bay
If you’ve got long hair, you will know just how annoying it can be to get hair in your face when in the middle of a workout. There is nothing more frustrating than when you’re trying to push out that last set when you’ve got a big chunk of hair in your eyes, mouth, or nose, distracting you from your exercise.
If you wear a headband, you can avoid all this and keep your hair tucked away, and best of all, you can look great while doing it—no need to worry about a bad hair day anymore.
It keeps you cool
High-quality headbands typically come with quick-dry material that soaks up sweat and prevents it from building up. If you use a towel in the gym, you will know all too well how built-up sweat can weigh down it down in a short space of time.
A proper athletic headband keeps the moisture at bay, allowing your head and skin to breathe, which in turn keeps you as cool as possible throughout your gym session. And let’s not forget, headbands keep you cool while looking cool at the same time!
It can keep you safe if you take your workout outdoors
A lot of people like to run or cycle to and from the gym so they can get an extra workout in their day and burn some extra calories. However, most people who do this will find they have to run or cycle home during the darker hours, presenting a safety risk if they run alongside a road.
Kitting yourself out with a high visibility headband could be the difference between being seen or not while you’re out on the road. Remember, it’s important to make sure you are always visible to drivers on both sides of the road when running or cycling at night time, so why not light yourself up with a stylish headband?
Show off your style and personality
Finally, it’s important to note that not everyone is brave enough to sport a headband during their gym sessions. This gives you every chance to enjoy all of the benefits we have listed above while showing off your individual style and personality through your gym attire.
These days you can get your hands on tons of different designs, so whatever your taste, you can be sure you’ll find something out there for you.
Mike Wallman, content marketing manager at Suddora.