Content We Recommend: “How to Use a Foam Roller to Warm Up and Cool Down”
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Content We Recommend: “How to Use a Foam Roller to Warm Up and Cool Down”

“Foam rollers—which come in a variety of densities and sizes—can also be a valuable part of a healthy runner’s warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a physical therapist and CEO of the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Foam rolling improves circulation, which gets the body ready for a workout and helps it recover afterward. And because rolling breaks down knots that limit range of motion, it preps your muscles for stretching.”

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