This post before the start of August marks the beginning of the Mobility Guardian #FoamRollEveryDay movement. Everyone here at Mobility Guardian will be participating and we would love it if you would join us for this movement!
With declining levels of mobility across the world, and increased muscular health issues – we thought it was important to raise awareness through the #FoamRollEveryDay movement. Foam rolling has a ton of health benefits for the sedentary and athletic alike including:
- Reduced tension in the muscles
- Self-massage translates to reduced stress
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Break down and restoration of fascia (tissue that surrounds the muscle)
- Improvement of sport specific movements (like the squat)
For me foam rolling has made its way into my life by being an easily accessible method of self-massage, it helps me recover faster after my workouts, and leaves me feeling relaxed from when I wake up in the morning until I go to sleep with rolls throughout the day.
If you’re foam rolling infrequently now, here’s one way you could integrate rolling regularly into your routine:
- Wake up each morning and roll! This ensures that no matter what the day or occasion you’ll at least get one roll in. Substitute for every evening if that works better for you.
- Roll before and after every workout. Rolling has become a staple in my workout warm-up, cool-down, and recovery. Foam roll every day including surrounding your workouts.
- Roll when you are showing symptoms of muscle soreness, specific knots causing you pain, or after lengths of sitting.
Once you start rolling for these instances it will quickly become ingrained in your schedule. After applying this frequency I’ve consistently felt more relaxed, and in control of my body when performing athletic and weightlifting movements. Try it out and see if it works for you, and give a shout out to #FoamRollEveryDay!
If you’re new to foam rolling, check out some of our favorite resources:
- Breaking Muscle – amazing resource with top tier professional writing staff
- Greg Lehman – Greg is a physiotherapist and chiropractor providing accurate info