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Those of you who refrain
from throwing your hands in the air and waving them like you just don't care,
for fear of unsightly sweat stains and body odour, might be pleased to know
that there are a handful of solutions on the horizon!
Whilst investing in a great deodorant is half the battle, the other is to ensure you are wearing the right gear. You cannot simply turn up in a baggy old t-shirt and think your exercise experience will be maximised to its full potential. Thankfully, several of the major sports brands have recognised that if you are slogging it out at the gym preparing to train for your first or hundredth marathon, you are more productive when you feel fresh.
The Puma Advanced collection offers lightweight, highly functioning compression technology, for ultimate support and comfort, in addition to UV protection. The best bit, which makes even the laziest among us tempted to partake in a little cardio, is that the wicking system rapidly moves moisture away from the skin and optimises body temperature. The Short Sleeve Black Top costs £30 and the Short Black Tights costs £25, making this a worthwhile investment for any amateur or professional sportsperson. For more information on products and stockists visit www.puma.com or telephone 0845 123 7862.
However, if you are a fan of Nike, you can make no better investment than the DRI-FIT, high-performance, microfibre running trouser. The clever technology instantly draws sweat away from the body to the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate, ensuring you remain invigorated and enthusiastic without overheating. For more information on the DRI-FIT range visit www.nikestore.com
Alternatively, if you want to invest in the perfect marathon top, you could try what Canterbury of New Zealand has to offer. Their CCC tops are designed to keep you cool in the hottest and warm in the coolest temperatures, respectively. The moisture transport system whips sweat straight from your body and the fabric includes anti-microbial agents which will ensure you smell fresh all day. The price of these nifty tops starts at just £23.99! For information on products and stockists, go to www.canterburynz.com, or call, 0208 749 7613.
With a multitude of local half and full marathons in the imminent future, not to mention the London Flora Marathon, Adidas, the official sponsor, has released an official London Marathon apparel range with performance in mind. Using the lightest and softest fabrics, runners maintain their comfort and cool all the way around the 26.2 mile course. All of the items in the range feature the ForMotion and ClimaCool technology. The short sleeve top is priced at just £23, and leggings at £37. These items are definitely worth the investment if you are planning on pounding the pavement somewhere in the UK this Spring. For a list of stockists, visit www.london-marathon.co.uk, or call, 0870 2404 204.
A reliable deodorant is key to making sure nothing holds you back from achieving your fitness goals. Sure has launched a new high-performance deodorant for anyone who does not want to be held back by underarm perspiration. Sure Maximum Protection offers twice the protection of the best-selling antiperspirant, promising up to 48 hours of effective defense against sweat and odour. The deodorant can be applied before going to bed, the premise being that at night, sweat glands are less active and as a result, the skin is more receptive.
Finally, you will be
able to slog it out at the gym to train for that marathon, without fear of
total embarrassment and humiliation! The 45ml anti-perspirant will be on
sale nationwide for £4.99.
As long as you are armed with your new Sure Maximum Protection deodorant and the right training gear, you will look stylish, calm and fresh while you complete one of life's most challenging sporting events this spring. To find out more about Sure go to www.suredeodorant.co.uk.