More reasons for using a foam roller?

November 17, 2014

I use a foam roller at the gym because it feels good to loosen up the muscles, before working out and on recovery days.  I also keep a foam roller at home, because sometimes you need to do a bit of self massage or as the experts call it, self-myofascial release (SMR).

Using a foam roller for lower IT band

But, beyond just feeling better, there's new research which indicates that SMR using a foam roller "reduces arterial stiffness and improves vascular endothelial function".  The result is lower blood pressure and better circulation.

 

 



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