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Some jobs require you to stand for hours on end, and that can't be helped. But you can help yourself reduce the damage this does to your body.
I am frequently asked how the therapy balls differ from lacrosse balls or foam rollers, the two other most prevalent self-care tools. Let the debate begin!
New research shows foam rolling can dramatically increase range of motion, without decreasing the strength of an athlete. There's really no reason not to get on that foam roller or lacrosse ball now.
So you've got a foam roller, but do you know how to use it? Do you know what it's actually doing and why it hurts? Here's some info on how to do self-myofascial release (that's what it's called).
A simple technique for using the dreaded lacrosse balls (or tennis balls if you want something softer) to relieve tension in your back and neck.