Hectic cross country travel schedules and competitive pressure has the potential to leave players frazzled and worn while on PGA and LPGA tour. Each year, as these pro athletes put their all into the game and vie for the top of the leader board, keeping their competitive edge is a primary concern. In recent years, more and more players have been adding something new to their fitness regime: magnetic bracelets.
Ion Bracelets: More than just a fashion statement
Magnetic bracelets harness the power of negative ions in order to bring their benefits to the wearer. Golfers have embraced the trend with gusto, and the iconic men's athletic bracelets have become a familiar sight on the green. But while these bracelets have become something of a PGA and LPGA fashion trend, they are one that has a very practical real world application.
Adding ion bracelets to their normal routine may have powerful benefits for competitive players:
- Reduce fatigue during long days on the green
- Increase blood flow to joints, reducing the risk of injury
- Minimize recovery time after workouts
The Best Sports Bracelets: It's all about What's Inside
This season PGA and LPGA golfers have their choice of athletic bracelets in an array of color and styles. But while the exterior of the bracelets can complement an outfit, it's really what’s on the inside that makes them special. There are several types of athletic bracelets that are available:
- Magnetic Bracelets: These bracelets are embedded with powerful magnets and are worn for their healing properties. They work with the body’s natural magnetic field to increase blood and oxygen flow which may speed up the body’s healing process and leads to shorter recovery times.
- Negative Ion Bracelets: Negative ions are electrically charged molecules that can have a very positive effect on a person's mood. They can bring mental clarity, increase stamina, reduce anxiety and even alleviate depression. The exact minerals used to create negative ions varies, but typically includes silicon mixed with minerals such as tourmaline aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium and potassium.
Some bracelets will contain only magnets or only negative ions, while others will combine the two to for a stimulating synergetic effect.
Wearing magnetic and negative ion sports bracelets have given many players a competitive edge during this seasons PGA and LPGA. Their unique combination of form and function will guarantee that these will become a staple on the green for years to come.