Foam rollers are tube shaped self-massage devices that help you work out those knots and tight spots that are constantly nagging you. You can use them to warm up before working out, and afterwards for recovery. They are also useful for anyone looking to improve their flexibility and muscular health – it feels great once you get used to it!
With today’s research showing just how bad sitting all day is for your overall health, foam rolling seems like a must for anyone with an office job or daily routine in a similar setting. On the other end of the spectrum, athletes should be rolling to prevent injury, decrease recovery time, and improve athletic performance.
Foam rolling has a ton of health benefits for the sedentary and athletic alike including:
If you’re foam rolling infrequently now, here’s one way you could integrate rolling regularly into your routine:
Once you start rolling for these instances it will quickly become ingrained in your schedule. After applying this frequency you’ll consistently felt more relaxed, and in control of your body when performing athletic and weightlifting movements. Try it out and see if it works for you!