Exercise is the key to staying healthy; physically and mentally
With the cold winter months upon us and many of us not comfortable heading back to the gym, it’s challenging to stay active at a time when we most need exercise’s immunity-boosting and stress-busting benefits. Now’s the time to bring back those in-home exercise regimens that have given way to comfort food and binge watching.
The key to staying healthy is to get moving, along with eating healthy. Finding a fitness routine that works for you is the key. It’s time to think outside the comfort zone and step up your game. We rounded up some gear that will do just that. And when that sun peeks out on that occasional warm winter day, head outdoors for some fresh air – it’s good for your body and soul.
The Valslide is specifically designed for flowing, controlled range of motion that activates the muscles. Turn your living room floor into the ultimate proving grounds.
$29.95 | valslide.com
The Pulse weighted jump rope set is perfect for at home workouts, cardio training, jumping exercise and more. Set includes ¼ lb and ½ lb ropes.
$49 | amazon.com
Pro-Tec Athletics Resistance Bands help strengthen your muscles and improve your mobility, so you can keep doing the stuff you love.
$14.95 | rei.com
Transform basic (and boring) plank exercise into a fun, dynamic full-on gaming experience. Get a lean, strong core playing games on your phone.
$99 | trystealthnow.com
CanDo Exercise Vinyl-Coated Kettlebell is perfect for activities that involve strength training, conditioning and toning.
$67.50 | prohealthcareproducts.com
The Revolution 101 Balance Board is a fun challenging way to improve your balance and body control. Greatly strengthens core muscle groups as well as legs.
$129.95 | outdoorplay.com
Total Body Balance Ball Kit from Gaiam helps to sculpt and tone your abs, arms and legs by using resistance and balance. Available in 3 sizes.
$19.98 | gaiam.com
After those tough workouts, it’s time to treat your body to a little TLC. Check out these recovery tools that will have you ready to go at it again.
The Pop FloSleeve cordless calf massager is the perfect recovery answer to that hard workout. This leg and foot air massager relieves fatigue and improves leg and foot circulation.
$69.99 | popdesignproducts.com
This peanut shaped massage ball with 3-stage vibration is optimized for excellent muscle relaxation and massage effect.
$99 | amazon.com
Sharper Image Powerboost Deep Tissue Massager targets sore muscles and relieves tension with a deep-tissue percussion massage. It’s quiet enough that you can use it anywhere without noisy buzzing.
$179.99 | nfm.com
Vertiball Massager – mountable, precise & portable, simply place onto a smooth surface, lean on and use your body weight to easily relieve muscle knots and tension.
$49.99 | vertiball.com
The GRID® Foam Roller delivers a sports massage while channeling blood and oxygen needed to repair muscles. It’s the ‘go-to’ roller to release muscle pain and tightness.
$34.99 | triggerpoint.implus.com
Help relieve back, feet, legs and knee soreness and fatigue from sitting at your desk all day with ErgoFoam’s Under Desk Foot Rest. Flip it over and rock it back and forth to stretch out those calf muscles.
$39.95 | amazon.com