Foam rollers are commonplace in fitness facilities, physical therapy clinics and locker rooms for valued benefits that include helping to correct bad posture, treating injuries, relieving aches and pains, and a host of other reasons to add it to your routine. We’ve teamed up with Tina Garnaat, the brand manager of fitness at TriggerPoint, on this introductory guide to foam rolling.
Anticipating several hours a day of walking, climbing stairs, hauling 70L backpacks and sitting on planes and trains, Travel Well’s co-founder and I were deciding what to include in our packing list to alleviate such tension and soreness we knew we’d encounter on our three-week trip to Europe. Lucky for us, TriggerPoint reached out to us just before we left to test their new NANO Foot Roller, a travel-friendly therapeutic mini foam roller designed specifically for feet and forearms. We took them up on the offer and brought the NANO with us to give it a go.
As the spring running season kicks off, tons of runners hare hitting the trails and pavement for the first time in a while–or ever. Now’s the best time to break in some new running shoes, so we asked Thad McLauren, aka RunnerDude of RunnerDude’s Fitness, for his advice on finding the shoe that’s right for you.
Plantar fasciitis is a common issue, especially among runners and those on their feet often, and one that’s tricky to treat. The best way to combat it is to equip yourself with our full arsenal of proven methods of prevention and treatment from Body Mechanix, Inc.
Travel Well’s 20-minute total body stretch takes you through a series designed to relax every major muscle group, leaving you refreshed, relaxed and revitalized.