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Top 10 Best Headphones For Workout

Top 10 Best Headphones For Workout

Finding the perfect pair of headphones for your workout isn’t easy. Anyone who regularly exercises will appreciate the frustration of earphones slipping out, cords getting tangled and fumbling through your pockets to try and change tunes.Those who like to hit the gym may wish to invest in a noise reduction option; meanwhile, those who run outdoors may want to let the sound in so they’re aware of passing traffic. Those who like to work out heavily may look for a sweat-resistant design, while those who jog outdoors may want water-resistance that protects against rain.

There are so many types of headphones on the market that it’s difficult to know which is best suited for you and your workout. However, we have attempted to make the selection process a little easier by listing what we believe are the ten best headphones for workout and why.

10. Philips ActionFit Sports

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    Philips’ headphones don’t quite provide as high quality as other products on this list. Some users have complained about the earphones not fitting as snug as other options; some have expressed their disappointment at the lack of replacement ear-caps. However, for those on a budget, the Philips ActionFit Sports headphones certainly get the job done. Despite the low price they sound great, look snazzy and are durable against all conditions. (Price: $20)

    9. Polk Audio UltraFit 2000

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      Polk’s UltraFit 2000 headphones provide a solution to many of the problems people have listening to music while working out. They have a moisture shield technology on the surface that is resistant to perspiration and small amounts of rain.

      Meanwhile, they fit securely in your ears ensuring they don’t pop out with any sudden movements. The only problem some might have is that those around you will be able to hear your music in a small, quiet environment. But, otherwise, you have a pair of headphones well worth investing in. (Price: $70)

      8. Motorola MOTOACTV SF200 Sports

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        You can work out with no distractions by using Motorola’s gym headphones MOTOACTV SF200. With a built-in microphone, it lets you manage your tunes without having to constantly reach into your pockets and scroll through your mp3 device. They are also one of the best headphones for workout in terms of durability. They can withstand the toughest gym routines with a sweat-proof and resistant design. (Price: $50)

        7. Sennheiser Adidas PX 685i Sport

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          Sennheiser teamed up with the immensely popular sports retailer Adidas for these headphones. Hooking over your ears and featuring a slide-to-fit mechanism, the MX 685 provides a secure fitting for when you are working out. They are a great option for those who like to exercise outdoors too. If rain suddenly begins to pour in the middle of your jog, the headphones have a moisture resistant coating that will protect them. If you’re out in the sweltering sun of summer, the MX 685 also has a sweat resistant finish. (Price: $80)

          6. Meelectronics Sport Fi S6

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            Meelectronics have made their headphones especially for people who enjoy running. Every purchase comes with an armband that is the perfect size for carrying most mp3 players. Once it’s slotted in, the cord is so short that you can plug your headphones into the device and it’ll never get in the way. You can get an extension for the cord if you want to listen to them elsewhere though. The headphones also come with a “memory wire” that conforms to your ear and boasts a noise-insulated design for great audio quality. (Price: $60)

            5. Beats By Dr. Dre Powerbeats

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              Beats have become one of the most popular makes of headphones in the world. There’s a good reason why as well; they are among the best options on the market in terms of sound quality. However, Beats aren’t ideal for working out. The big earmuffs are difficult to transport, they can weigh you down and you’d probably look a little stupid wearing them on a treadmill.

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              Powerbeats provide the excellent quality of Beats in a simple ear-fitting form. Made specifically for athletes and co-created by LeBron James, they are one of the best headphones for workout. (Price: $120)

              4. Yurbuds Inspire Duro

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                Yurbuds Inspire Duro, created by a 24 time marathoner and triathlete, might not pack as much bass as higher end models. But what they lack in sound quality is made up in comfort and durability. Yurbuds Inspire Duro headphones come with “Twist Lock” technology meaning they fit tightly into your ears and do not fall out—but never without becoming too uncomfortable. They are also resistant to sweat, water and germs. At a modest $50, that’s quite impressive. (Price: $50)

                3. Klipsch Image A5i Sport

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                  Most headphones have a habit of slipping out of your ears when you’re working out. They will become loosened by the perspiration or thrown out with any violent movements. What makes the Klipsch model one of the best headphones for workout though is how they fit perfectly (and comfortably) for a very long time. They are designed to fit in and around your ears to ensure they never come out. The Klipsch Image A5i Sport has a sound that is rich and full as well. (Price: $120)

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                  2. JayBird BlueBuds X

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                    Many people who listen to music while working out will appreciate how infuriating cables are. They get in the way, they bounce against your body, and they always end up tangled at the end of it. The thing that makes JayBird BlueBuds X among the best headphones for workout is that it does away with the wires altogether. There is a short string connecting the earbuds, but otherwise this is a completely cordless device. Just connect it to the bluetooth on your smartphone or mp3 player and you are ready to go. You can wear them in whatever way is most comfortable for each particular workout activity. It will last for 8 hours before it needs to be recharged too. (Price: $170)

                    1. Aftershokz Sportz M2

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                      There is a constant dilemma regarding headphones. Noise-reduction ones block out the sound allowing you to focus on the music, but they also make you unable to hear what’s around you. This is particularly dangerous if you’re running near a busy road. However, ordinary ones that allow outside sound in might impact the quality of the music. Aftershokz Sportz M2 manages to solve this problem. With state-of-the-art technology, these headphones don’t rest in or over your ears; they fit comfortably to your cheekbone through and project to your inner-ear. You won’t miss anything your friends at the gym may be saying and your music will sound awesome at the same time. Aftershokz Sportz M2 are also the best headphones for workout because of their long battery life of around 12 hours and ability to control volume and music through the headset without having to reach for your mp3 player. (Price: $120)

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                      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                      3. Jumping Jacks

                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                        6. Leg Squats

                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                        7. Push Ups

                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                        9. Lunges

                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                        10. Bicep Curls

                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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