Exercise is beneficial to the body and the mind. It ensures that your body is working as it should be. By doing exercise, you are making sure that the muscles, bones, tendons, and even your organs are working efficiently.
Doing such activities allow your body to remove toxins out of your system making you healthier. Aside from that, your muscles including your heart can work efficiently making sure that your blood is unimpeded in its flow throughout your system and your organs are supplied with the proper amount of oxygen for them to be able to function effectively.
One of the best ways for you to do exercise is through running. This is one exercise that you can do anywhere and anytime. Regardless of the weather, you can always go out and run even when it is hot, cold, raining, or snowing. You can even run inside your house or in a building if you want to stay indoors. Running nowadays is not limited to long roads and race tracks. You can also use a treadmill so that you can still run effectively even in a small confined space.
There are times, however, when running can become boring and you are unmotivated. This can happen anytime most especially when you run alone. Another reason is that running can take a lot of time doing the same thing over and over again; moving your legs forward.
Thankfully, there is a way for you to keep your motivation and maintain your discipline in running. Listening to music helps you with your boredom as you run. Music can help motivate you to run longer without feeling like you need to give up. A 30-minute run will breeze through very fast with the aid of music.
Music can definitely help in keeping your focus as you run. It takes your mind away from the pain you feel on your legs, the pounding of your heart and the shortness of your breath. Moreover, when you are listening to the music that you like or music that are upbeat, it can definitely help you run better.
When you are running, one way for you to listen to music is through headphones. These are portable speakers that you can fit inside your ears. Nowadays, there are a lot of headphones that you can choose from; some are wired while some can connect to your music device via Bluetooth. Headphones are very important to a runner as they allow you to listen to music even when you are running long distances.
Choosing the right headset can be tricky and depends on what you really need. Some require headphones that are that Bluetooth, while some require those that do not easily fall off. There are others with longer battery life and there are headsets with superb sound quality. To help you choose which headphones to buy, here are some headphone options for you.
Sennheiser CX Sports
Sennheiser CX sports is one of the most comfortable headsets available in the market. It is designed to never fall to the ground with its support around your neck. This connects to your device via Bluetooth and has a long battery life which is up to 10 hours. This device needs only to be charged for 1 and a half hours. The support around the neck is ergonomically designed and sheepskin nappa leather is used for the best comfort.
This device, however, is not the best in terms of sound quality compared to its competitors. It may not fall to the ground because of its neck support but the earpiece tends to fall off your ears pretty easily. This can become annoying for some users. The Sennheiser CX Sports will cost you 88 dollars and is definitely a good buy for any runner.
66 Audio BTS PRO
If what you are looking for in a headset is good sound quality, then this is the device for you. This does not only have good sound quality but has one of the best sounds in a headphone. The 66 Audio BTS was created to give the best music experience while you run and exercise. It also has a long battery life compared to its major competitors and is good for long runs.
This device also has a noise-canceling microphone built into it so you can take calls and have crystal clear conversations even when you are out in the open. It also has music settings that you can control using your device so that you will have the best music experience with this headset. This also fits right into your ears and you won’t have to worry about it falling off. The best thing about this is that it is only 77.99 dollars.
Aftershokz Trekz Air Conduction
Air Conduction is using the air in the middle of the ear to transmit sound waves to the cochlea. This is opposed to bone conduction where the sounds are transmitted directly to the inner ear through the bones of the skull or jaw. The Aftershokz Trekz is one of the headphones that maximize the use of air conduction. It has noise isolation technology allowing you to have a better music experience with your headphones as you run or exercise. Click here to learn more about air and bone conduction.
It is very lightweight and you won’t even notice it on your head. It’s also sweat-proof and rain-proof so you wouldn’t have to worry about water damage destroying your headphone. However, this has quite a short battery life and needs to be charged more frequently.
Choosing the right headset is important for runners. As this can be a great source of motivation, it should be something that will stress you out. Make sure that you find a headset that perfectly fits your head and that the quality is to your liking.
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.