As a personal trainer, I am always making recommendations for exercise equipment and self-care tools. Here are 5 tools I recommend most often to support wellness.
5 Wellness Tools I Recommend Most Often
1. THERACANE MASSAGER
The theracane is my go-to tool when my neck and shoulders are feeling achy. This handy self-massager is designed to help you target hard-to-reach areas all over your body.
I keep one at home and in the car. There are similar items on the market, but I have had the best results with Theracane. Read how I use my theracane.
2. MANDUKA PRO YOGA MAT
The Manduka yoga mat is the only mat I use at home.
This yoga mat works well on a carpet or wood floor; it’s firm and won’t slide beneath you while you are using it. The mat is environmentally friendly, which is pretty cool.
I have been using the Manduka yoga mat for 4 years almost daily, and the surface feels better than it did the day I got it.
I would recommend this mat to anyone for at-home use. You will see me using my Manduka mat throughout my exercise membership videos.
3. SQUATTY POTTY
The squatty potty was a gift from my mom at the request of my husband.
The squatty potty is a family favorite. It supports healthy posture while pooping and promotes deeper elimination.
It sounds gross; feels great. You can read more about the science behind the squatty potty in this TIME article.
4. LACROSSE BALL
A lacrosse ball is a cost-effective tool for massaging sore spots all over your body.
I use a lacrosse ball on my feet, thighs, hips, back, and shoulders to relieve muscle tension. L
earn more about how I use the lacrosse ball for self-myofascial release.
5. FOOT AND LOWER LEG BATH
I love soaking my feet and suggest you try it. Soaking your feet in warm water after a long day can promote relaxation throughout your body. Be patient to get the perfect temperature for your footsies.
Thank you for reading this blog. Full disclosure: I love these products so much I am an amazon affiliate. Please let me know if you already use any of these tools or plan to get one!