Do you own a foam roller? It's one of those little fitness gadgets that might make you think, "hmm, do I really need that?" But, women who use them swear by them. Here's why ...
I'm kind of fascinated by foam rollers these days. Ever since I started running, my hips have been bothering me (likely IT band issues), and running gurus have advised me to stretch them out on foam rollers.
This fitness gadget can also help tone your abs (see the photo above), and can give a pretty good massage (just roll sore muscles over the roller). (The gals over at The Stir recently shared their love of foam rollers, too.)
Not into spending $25 on yet another fitness product? Here's another idea: In a pinch, a tightly rolled up and bound yoga mat can do the job, too (although less firm and stable).
Ever used a foam roller?
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