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5 essential items that you should have on your runner’s belt

by DrPrem Jagyasi
Protein bar

We wish we were carefree and able to take a jog without the need of keys, phones or other items when we are out of the house for a few hours. In our runners’ belt, most of us try to keep things down to the bare minimum for keeping our run comfortable and light. That often means leaving our cell phone behind, unless of course we choose to use an arm band to hold it in place.

runners belt

There are so many different runners belt types out there, from the sleek and thin to the bulkier “fanny pack” looking ones. Of course no one wants to look like they are wearing a fanny pack so… we often see people chose the lighter, thinner versions for their jogs. People prefer the waterproof kind that tends to not only keep their items dry but is very easy to wash and dry after a run.

Back to our 5 essential items that we feel everyone (man or woman!) should carry in their runner’s belt. Feel free to leave a comment below if you agree, disagree or have anything to add to our humble list.

  1. Runners belt supreme, house keys

Of course that would be top of our list, because for better or worse, we are adults, and adults shouldn’t leave the house without their keys! There is really no way from getting around this issue, unless of course you have a private butler waiting to answer your door. The same goes for car keys. If you are in a place where you have to drive to have a comfortable run, then of course you need a safe space to store your car keys.

  1. SPF lip balm stick

We don’t know about you, but most of us can’t live without our lip balm, be it winter, summer, autumn or spring! Dry lips are really annoying, and the more that we are out in the elements, the worse they become. Having a lightweight SPF lip balm in our runner’s belt is a must!

  1. Money

It’s actually difficult to leave the house without at least 10 euros in emergency funds on us at all times. You never know what might happen, and keeping some cash on you is always a good idea.

  1. Medical devices

asthma inhaler

Number 4 might not be for everyone, but if you are reliant on a medical device, such as an asthma inhaler, or insulin, then of course that is a vital item that you must make room for in your belt.

  1. Protein bar

This might not seem like an absolutely essential item to some, but for someone who skips breakfast, it is. Having a healthy balanced option handy is perfect for anyone.

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