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While you should beware of the Ides of March, there’s no reason to be afraid of trying any of this new fitness gear. Below, the Oxygen Team has picked a few of our favorites this month, from insoles to probiotics.
1. L’Oeuf Poche Multifunctional Top
Athleisure that can be worn two ways and offers SPF 30+? Sign us up! The Multifunctional Top from L’Oeuf Poche is made from the brand’s signature moisture-wicking mesh fabric, which means it’s lightweight and comfortable to wear on or off the tennis court. The set includes a draped wrap pullover (which can be worn forward or backwards, depending on where you wear your neckline or like a pop of peekaboo skin) with dolman sleeves and a white tank with ruching detail
This unique device hugs your toes and utilizes a handlebar that helps release tension in your calves, hamstrings, hips and glutes (you can achieve toe dorsiflexion with it, unlike with resistance bands). It rolls up for travel and easy storage, and even works wonders on stretching plantar fasciitis. Plus, it’s made from recycled bottles and there’s a detachable, magnetic 2-pound weight attached to the easy-to-hold handlebar that is perfect for accompanying core workouts.
3. Solace Probiotic
If your search for the perfect probiotic has left you wondering if any of them actually work, then it’s time to give Solace PS128 a try. This gut-brain-axis probiotic with 30 billion CFUs of Lactobascillus plantarum per capsule can help alleviate stress, anxiety and insomnia, but it also plays a role in athletic recovery and performance. For instance, it’s associated with an improvement in recovery after half marathons and has a beneficial effect on performance in triathletes.
4. Nurvv Run Insoles
Runners are familiar with all kinds of insoles, but Nurvv insoles are a little more high-tech than others. In the material are 32 sensors that collect data while you run and send all the information to an app where you can track your gait, steps, weight distribution and more. Plus, the app has coaching based on the data collected by your insoles.
5. Kane Revive Active Recovery Shoe
At first glance, you might think these shoes are the love child of sneakers and Crocs — and you’re not completely wrong. This is Kane Revive’s Active Recovery Shoe, designed for immediate comfort and cushioning for after a long run, a day on your feet or any kind of tough workout that brings impact on your feet. The shoe offers breathability, hits important pressure points, secures the arch, instep and heel, and more.
6. Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Herbal Tea
After a tough workout, sometimes all you want is something sparkling, delicious and cold. Hibiscus is a natural adaptogen and is full of antioxidants. It’s also been linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Cavemen Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus is a perfect caffeine-free option to help you chill out post-workout when the weather starts to warm up. Plus, it’s only 6 calories per can and contains zero sugar.
$30 for 12 cans, cavemancoffee.com