Health & Fitness

By Charu Suri

Here’s to the health and fitness of women everywhere! We at Beauty News urge you to support finding the cure for breast cancer as you get fit this Fall. In this section, you will find products that you can proudly wear while you work out – each one bearing the pink ribbon emblem of hope and possibility. Plus doesn’t a girl deserve to sport lots of pink?

New Balance’s Lace Up For The Cure line is probably the best of its kind in the market. The Lace Up Daisy Jacket and Hollow Capri are the perfect way to show your support – the pink ribbon is elegantly displayed on the right hand (pocket) side of the jacket, and the pant has the ribbon displayed on the left side. Made of woven poly microfibre with mesh lining, this ensemble is perfect for the cool fall weather, and priced at $56 (jacket) and $50 (Capri).

We love the Lightweight trainer shoe ($70) that is the perfect weight to go long distance running in (plus the pink ribbon in the center is not overdone).

Pink Yoga Mat: Do a downward facing dog on this pink mat and show that you care.
10% of the retail price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Retails for $20-$25 and available at www.matsmatsmats.com.

K2 Phat Luv Skis for Women: K2 donates $100,000 annually from the sales of Phat Luv Skis to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Phat Luv Skis are perfect for soft snow conditions with their wide 95mm waist. Price: $700.00

Wilson Sporting Goods has a special HOPE line, for tennis and golf enthusiasts. Now you can not only perfect your golf swing, but help to find a cure for breast cancer. Wilson will donate a percentage of the Hope product proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Products include golf clubs, gloves, golf balls and tennis racquets. Prices range from $6.99 to over $250.

Style, serve and help find a cure at www.bcrfcure.org/part_cur_wilson.html.

Everlast Worldwide has created pink boxing gloves with Thumb-Lok. The company will donate 5% of the proceeds from sales of the gloves to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Prices start from $30. www.everlast.com.

XM Satellite Radio’s Pioneer Inno in bright pink is lightweight, portable and a full-fledged MP3 and Satellite Radio in one. With access to over 170 XM stations, the Inno retails for $349.99. $30 from each unit sold will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer awareness. To purchase or for more information, visit www.www.xmradio.com/pinkinno.

Taylor’s BCRF Body Fat Scale is a light, sleek scale that gives you precise readings of body fat and body water percentages. For $39.99, you can expect to get a microscopic analysis of your body composition, and a more beneficial weight reading because you’ll be expected to enter your age and height at the onset to get accurate readings. $1 of each scale sold will be donated to BCRF.

Under Armour’s Power in Pink line includes fleece jackets, sports bras, tees and tech pants that offer great support. I loved the Core Sport Bra that gave me zero chafing, and the baby pink color was very appealing. Products in this new line range from $10-$65 and sport the all-important pink ribbon. $1 from every item purchased in-store, and $2 from every online purchase will be given to raise breast cancer awareness. For more information visit www.underarmour.com.

Lucy’s special and cute pink tee has a Race for the Cure design on its cotton front. 10% of all the proceeds go to breast cancer awareness during the month of October. For $24, you can’t go wrong. Visit www.lucy.com/bca for more information

Originally published October 2006
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