General Health Benefits:
There are many benefits to wearing a weighted vest including: calorie-burn | weight- loss | cardiovascular fitness | Support good bone health
Walk the weight away
‘The fact of the matter is, walking delivers a whole host of health benefits, and requires very little mental buy-in or commitment. Everyone has 30 minutes to spare during their day, even the busiest parent or entrepreneur. And like effective forms of exercise, walking is scalable to any level of fitness or any goal. Variables like speed and distance can be manipulated, but adding weight is the best way to maximize walking results.
Weighted wearables for the win
Recently scientists at the University of Gothenburg made an interesting discovery. The researchers took 69 participants who all had a BMI between 30-35 and divided them into two groups. The first group was given weighted vests weighing one kilogram, the second group was given vests weighing 11 kilograms. The participants were instructed to wear their vests for eight hours a day for three weeks, going about their days as per usual during this period.
The results? The group that wore the heavier vests lost an average of 1.6 kilograms over three weeks, whereas the group that wore the lighter vest lost an average of 0.3 kilograms. Those are some substantial numbers considering the only change in behaviour was strapping on a vest.
Versatility and value
Weighted wearables offer the easiest avenue for seeing consistent progress outside of personal training sessions, plain and simple. Our researcher friends in Sweden have proven that adding a weighted vest or weighted shorts to a walking routine will incinerate fat; that extra weight provided by the vest also increases the cardiovascular challenge too. And of course, the muscle-building benefits of basic calisthenics are multiplied once we add some weighted wearables to those push-ups and pull-ups.’ Paul Landini, national health & fitness writer, personal trainer & strength coach
The Most Comfortable Weighted Vest:
The Power Weighted Vest can be worn for virtually any activity—while doing your regular exercises, walking the dog or even shopping. After putting it on, many of our customers tell us they forget they’re wearing it – yes, it’s that comfortable. And it’s easy to add incremental weights at a pace that’s just-right for you. Our Power Vest is available for purchase right here.
- Perforated neoprene fabric with anti-stink properties; breathable fabric keeps body temperature comfortable
- Includes 6.8 lbs | 3 kg kg weight (24 – 4.5 oz | 127.6 g) specially designed to support finely balanced positioning across front, back, upper and lower body (Maximum weight load 20 lbs | 9 kg vest)
- Easy cleaning—just hand-wash in cold water and air dry
- Designed in Toronto | Made in Thailand
Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician first.
And remember, even with your doctor’s approval, always exercise in moderation, avoiding working out to the point of fatigue or pain.