Hitting the gym in the new year means you will want to invest in the right shoes to avoid injury. Here are some top choices.
In terms of all-round performance, it’s hard to beat the Nike Varsity Compete. It’s got enough support for weight lifting, and a flexible sole for explosive movements. If you only want to buy one shoe, make it an all-rounder like this one and you won’t regret it.
Next is the Crossfit Nano 8 Flexwave from Reebok, a lightweight shoe aimed at fast-paced circuit training. It’s built to last with a reinforced toe and rubber sole, plus the flexible sole will keep you moving whatever the exercise.
Those who lift big will need big heel support, and the Adidas Adipower Weightlifting shoe offers just that. It feels secure on the feet and ankles, with great foam in the heel, but it’s too hefty for running or explosive circuits.
Instead runners should check out the New Balance Fresh Foam ROAV, perfect for those that love spending time on the treadmill. It’s got good heel support, too, so you can also lift weights safely, but it’s not made for those big powerlifts like the Adipower.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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