Hitting the gym, trail or dojo before heading into work comes with some added benefits. Getting after it early gets the blood pumping, the brain working and the endorphins flowing. But those aren’t the only gains. According to WebMD "It is clear that those who are active and who exercise are much more productive at work," says Todd A. Astorino, assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University-San Marcos. “Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it makes things better for everyone in the workplace. Companies with less wasted work hours and less sick time end up with lower health care costs -- and an improved bottom line, Astorino says.”
However, showing up to work looking and smelling like a hot, sweaty mess won’t get you promoted. Have the right supplies on hand and you'll arrive to the office looking energized and feeling powerful. Pack your gym bag with these winning groomers.
Lose some weight. Every second counts in the morning. It will be much easier to stay motivated and get out the door if your gym bag is packed and ready to go. Look smart carrying this canvas duffle from Herschel Supply Co. It has an easy to clean lining and a separate compartment for your smelly kicks.
Multitask. Two-in-one grooming products can pull double duty while saving space in your gym bag. When it comes to your post workout shower try an all-over cleanser like Das Boom Industries Everything Wash in West Indies scented with Bay Rum, Dirt & Smoke. Lather it on from head to toe and you’ll feel squeaky clean and smell like a breath of fresh air. Best of all, there’s no caked up bar soap in a plastic dish grossing out your gym bag.
Towel off. Time isn’t always going to allow for a shower. Do your colleagues a solid and wipe yourself down with Duke Cannon Cold Shower Cooling Field Towels. Made with Menthol, Aloe and Jojoba they are the perfect way to cool off and recover from a power lifting lunch break.
Freshen Up. For a less hostile work environment try Grooming Lounge Super Powder. It’s a lightly scented powder that can help reduce chafing and itching while keeping your man parts nice and dry. After all there’s no place for moisture in the workplace.
Cool Down. Your body will keep on sweating ever after your final reps. Lab Series For Men Cooling Shave Cream will go to work softening your beard with cooling Peppermint Oil while Coconut Oil and Shea Butter provides a super comfortable, nick-free shave.
Sweat it out. Perspiring is good for you but excessive sweating can clog your pores with dirt, grime and bacteria, causing painful ingrown hairs. Anthony Shaveworks “The Cool Fix” is formulated with Glycolic and Phytic Acid, an exfoliating dynamic duo that will free ingrown hairs and prevent them in the future. Use it after shaving any of your body parts to soothe redness and to calm irritation.
Smell good. Don’t be afraid to reapply. Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant fights odors with natural good smellers such as Eucalyptus and a Citrus blend of Grapefruit, Lemon, Ginger and Rosemary. It’s strong but contains soothing Aloe for sensitive pits.