December 17 2013, 0 Comments
Whether you are a yoga teacher who leads four classes a day, you play field hockey for your local team or you enjoy a daily jog around your neighborhood, one sports accessory that you will find indispensable is a sweatband.Sweatbands are used to prevent sweat from falling into your eyes as you workout and to keep your hair from getting in your way and distracting you. While sweatbands may seem like a simple item, there are many different versions and designs available, so how do you choose the right one for you?
If you are buying a sweatband as a sports, rather than a fashion, accessory, it should be practical and do the job that it is designed to do – enhance your comfort during your fitness endeavors. In general, sport sweatbands are made from fabrics which wick away perspiration from your forehead to prevent that annoying eye-stinging sensation. Many sweatbands feature velvet backing for this purpose while others are made from cotton-rich fabric which is naturally absorbent. Great fit is also important as adjusting your sweatband repeatedly is a nuisance when you are on the move. Textiles such as lycra and nylon are used to give sweatbands resilient stretch, while other sweatbands have elasticated sections to keep them in place.
Bringing Style to Your Workout Look
When shopping for your new sweatband, you may be surprised by the exciting selection of colors, textures and patterns available. One-color headbands are perfect if you want to add a splash of personality to an otherwise plain outfit or are you want to wear your team’s colors. Meanwhile, glittery, logo-printed and embroidered designsguarantee that your workout look will be anything but boring. Since sweatbands are an affordable item, why not build up a collection of them to suit your mood and look?
- If you exercise outdoors, why not choose a sweatband which has reflective detailing to make you more visible to passing vehicles and improve your safety?
- Avoid the discomfort during winter training sessions in the great outdoors – choose a sweatband which is wide enough to offer that extra coverage needed to avoid chilly ears.
- For workouts such as tennis, hot yoga or aerobics, where you will be perspiring more than usual choose a headband which offers maximum absorbency. Choose narrower sweatbands on days when your fitness routine is less strenuous.