Working out is essential when on the HCG diet. You’re burning calories rather quickly
while protecting muscle mass due to the HCG supplement and its regulatory effects on the
body. (Imagine kissing that sweet tooth goodbye!) So why not reward yourself with a gym
membership. Turning an exercise plan into a social outing can keep you more engaged in your
plan for weight loss, but before you go out and sign on for a membership, you will need some
essential items to take along—one of them being a sturdy washable gym bag. Here are some
other important essentials:
Clearance from your Doctor
Before starting any workout program, especially if you have been sedentary for a long
while, checking in with your healthcare provider would be a wise idea. Also, he or she can
advise you as to what kind of intensity to start out with and if there might be some limitations.
On the other hand, a doctor can also give guidance as to what kind of workout would facilitate
healing and strength-building if you have been dealing with some health issues like arthritis or
Comfy Workout–Friendly Threads
Any sort of cotton loose-fitting clothing would do for the occasion, and what you wear
depends on the type of workout you’ll be doing as well as your comfort level. Remember,
you’re primary purpose is to work out and not to put on a fashion show. Nonetheless, here are
a few suggesons:
Cotton t-shirt or tank top (Cotton is “breathable” material that won’t stick to your skin as
Loose-fitting cotton shorts (material similar to what you would find in sweat pants)
For exercise classes (Ladies), spandex shorts or yoga pants are quite comfortable and
won’t crawl up as you work out. For more modesty, if wearing knee-length spandex, you
can always pull on a pair of loose nylon shorts.
A spandex or snug nylon top for yoga or Pilates classes.
Cotton socks (best for gym shoes) or “gripper” socks if you take a class where shoes have
to be removed; yet you don’t want to go barefoot.
Comfortable AND fairly modest swimwear for lap swimming or water aerobics classes
Water shoes (always a good idea for protecng the feet in an indoor pool area)
A set of sweats for cooler weather or climates (or when the instructor turns the
thermostat to subzero).
A great pair of shoes with plenty of arch support are also a necessity. Whether or not you
need a high top depends on the activity and how much ankle support that may require. And
definitely remember to pack a towel to throw over weight benches or exercise balls.
Along with comfortable workout attire, here are some odds and ends to make your
workout experience more producve and enjoyable:
A water bottle: Hydration is most important even if most gyms have fountains. Taking
your own container is best.
Favorite tunes downloaded: Music helps to set the pace when you’re on the treadmill or
elliptical machine and makes your workout more entertaining.
Workout Tracker or Log: You can use a small notepad or your electronic device, but
keeping track of the duration and intensity of your workout will help maintain interest.
Remember that you do not have to break the bank to obtain any of these items, and not
all of them would be needed at once. (You can only fit so much in one gym bag.) Any of the
gear mentioned above can be purchased online or at any department or sporting goods
This Article Was written by
Gracy LiuraGracy is a dedicated and qualified nutritionist with over six years of experience in the Indian food industry, currently blogging at hCGdropsratings.com. She has earned a MSc degree in Human Nutrition at Chinmaya degree College (BHEL) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. You can contact her any time you’d want if you’ve got any questions regarding her guest posts.She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Extremely Important Essentials to Take to the Gym