According to science, one of the simplest ways to give yourself a much needed boost of energy is to listen to some mood-lifting music. A good old-fashioned jam makes maintaining your pace *so* much easier. And it’s for that reason a good pair of wireless headphones are as important as your sports bra and trainers are.
With bars, gyms, restaurants and all non-essentials businesses closed (turns out they were our four main hobbies), running and at-home workouts are pretty much the only things we can do to keep ourselves sane. And binge on Disney+, obvs.
As good as running is for the soul, things can often get pretty tough a couple of miles in. Especially if you’re a beginner and especially with the increasingly sunny weather. Not that we’re complaining.
Even if running isn’t really your forte, wireless headphones are so much easier for day to day life than their wired counterparts. They’re great for taking work calls, listening to music when you’re cleaning and for taking on your daily walks. Certainly not just reserved for the more active among us.
We’ve tried our fair share of pairs, but the best all-round running headphones have got to be the Jabra Elite 75t. They’re available for £169 on Amazon and worth every penny, thanks to their HearThrough mode, customisable audio and high-quality sound. The battery life is pretty damn good, too. We’re talking up to 28 hours with the (v. sleek) charging case.
Once you’ve settled on a pair of wireless headphones, we’ve got a whole load of other running recommendations to get you set up. Here are the best running jackets for those windy, rainy jogs. And here are the best running trainers that money can buy. We’ve also got a fool-proof guide to running if you’ve never done it before, and an edit of the most stylish yet supportive sports bras. Mo Farrah, is it?