13 Girls’s Well being Health Awards Winners for 2022

If you are planning on using the New Year’s swing to begin your wellness journey, the right tools can give you an extra boost of motivation when needed. However, in order to focus on fitness, you don’t need to pick up all workout clothes and dumbbells.

Investing in your health means investing in every step of the process, from the moments before your workout to recovery. But what is it actually worth investing in? The 2022 Women’s Health Fitness Awards winners could be a good place to start. Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser stopped by on the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some of the top tips that can help you meet the goals you have set for yourself for the New Year.

Regardless of whether you want to run in the morning or concentrate more on strength training, Plosser has something to offer fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

Girlfriend Collective Compressive Pocket Leggings

Plosser says these leggings are squat-proof, ultra-high rise and pockets. They are available in different colors such as plum and ember and in sizes XXS to 6XL, so that there is something for almost everyone. It’s also made from recycled water bottles.

Platemate Hex Pair

These 1.25 pound plates are something small that can make a huge difference in your workout. These are magnetic attachments that stick to the ends of iron dumbbells, Olympic bars, and stacked weight plates to add some intensity in small increments. Plosser says they are ideal for physical therapy as the small weight gain can help build strength without overwhelming muscles and tendons. However, this does not mean that they are only suitable for beginners – thanks to “microloading” they can also help advanced strength athletes; A slight increase in weight helps break the “plateau” that often occurs with weight training.

Bear Blocks push-up bars

If wrist pain prevents you from doing certain activities like planking, these push-up bars can help. You take the strain off your wrists because you support your hands on them at an angle.

Manduka Align yoga belt

Whether you are stretching or doing strength exercises, this harness is ideal for smooth movements. Since it’s small, you can slip it right into your gym bag or take it with you when you travel.

Bala Beam

According to Plosser, the ergonomic design of the Bala Beam is ideal for concentrated and complex movements. You can use it for rowing, squats, falling out, curling, and more to increase strength, agility, endurance, and balance. It comes in two sizes, 15 or 25 pounds, and looks every bit as pretty as it is useful.

OXB Oro chain

This women’s-owned brand makes sweatproof jewelry that you don’t need to take off while you exercise. Each piece is handcrafted in Denver, Colorado by a team of metal smiths. You can choose a gold-filled or sterling silver style but still want to take care of your piece to extend its life.

Goodr Circle Gs

Plosser says theses are the only sunglasses she found while she was walking. They are their go-tos, and they come in a variety of fun colors and designs, including neon yellow and tortoiseshell.

Paincakes

When it comes to recreation, these inexpensive ice packs are worth considering. They have a non-irritating adhesive that will help them stick to the spot you want to freeze up so you don’t have to stay in one spot while you freeze up your leg or arm. Plosser says they are “especially great for beginners as they work their way into routines”.

Other winners of the Women’s Health Award

Powerhandz Powerfit

Regardless of your workout, these gloves are sure to take you one step further. They only weigh 1 pound and have Velcro to keep them in place.

Spri exercise cube

Hatred of repetition? Create your own routine with a roll of the dice and keep things fresh.

Asics women’s Gel-Nimbus 23 running shoes

Women’s Health called these sneakers a “reliable, neutral-support shoe” that offers plenty of cushioning for any type of activity.

Hoka Ora Recovery Slide for women

After a run (or any other exercise), you should slide your feet into these slides. They also feature a padded footbed and Hoka’s signature meta-rocker design that helps you glide.

Floatley Calm cross-back sports bra

This affordable sports bra is made from a soft, antibacterial material that moves with your body. It is available in sizes XS + to L + in brown, black and blue, so there is a size for cups A to D.

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