Foam rollers have become a common fixture in most gyms and exercise studios, however, most people are not totally sure how to use them correctly or why they are beneficial. Ultimately, with the many chronic injuries seen as a result of over use or poor posture, foam rollers should be a tool everyone implements into their workout as often as possible.
The health benefits a foam roller can offer are many. Here are three key benefits that will help anyone, regardless of fitness level, be more efficient in their work outs and free of pain.
1. Increase Blood Flow Through out Body
A foam roller will bring increased blood flow to muscles and joints, which is a great way to warm up before exercise. By using the foam roller on the legs, back, arms, and shoulders, you can have more oxygenated blood circulating throughout your body, which can help you perform your exercises better with increased stamina..
2. Can Help Prevent Injuries
Using a foam roller can lower the risk of injury. The effects of a foam roller can be likened to getting a sports massage. If you use a foam roller on a regular basis, you are helping the muscles become more flexible, which can help reduce the potential for serious injuries while also assisting in the healing of existing injuries. By using a foam roller, you will also become more balanced, coordinated, and have more energy.
3. Can Help Improve Spinal Alignment
A foam roller can also be helpful when working to improve spinal alignment. The foam roller helps stabilize the spine, and can help correct posture. If you slouch often, then using a foam roller can help correct this problem. Using a foam roller can also help to decrease back pain and muscle spasms, which are common problems associated with bad posture.
Don’t miss our Foam Roller Workshop starting March 5 @ 4:30.
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