Let’s face it. During this quarantine, we are all in uncharted territory. Our homes have not only become our offices, but they have become schools and gyms, too. So it comes as no surprise that we are having to get creative with at home workouts. So creative, that we sometimes forget about the proper warmup and cooldown options that we should be utilizing, before we start or before getting back to working from home. And since we can all use a little retail therapy, why not get products that will help you on your preparation and recovery journeys.
- Resistance Bands
These resistance bands are a great way to get warm during that warmup. They help to stretch out muscle groups we often forget about, before getting to work. As an added bonus, you can even add them into your workout routine for an extra toning element. The different resistance weights take you from warm to sweating, and fast. And before you know it, your workout is already done!
- Foam Roller
A good tool to use before AND after your workout is a foam roller. This roller helps you to stretch and prepare your muscles for working out, and it will also help to aid them in healing and massaging once the workout is done. The 3D element on this roller helps to really repair your muscles when you have been working hard on them. Taking you from sore, to ready to get back to work in just a few minutes!
- Portable Body Roller
If you finish your workout and then head right back to your work from home set up, try a foam roller. You can pop it on the ground while sitting at your desk for some work on your arches. Or place it between your back and your chair to get those tough to reach knots in your shoulder blades. Or even roll it around in your palm to increase circulation in your hands. Besides its versatility, the best part about this roller is its small size and the ability to use this while working on other things. This way, no one in your video chat will even know you are working out knots while working on that spreadsheet.
- CBD Vape Pen
We know that 2020 has been a big year of change and it has equally been a year of stress. If you picked back up on old smoking habits because it relaxes you, we implore you to try CBDfx vape pens instead. These pens help to cool you down and calm you after a workout, or even after a tough day at work, all while helping to satisfy that smoking fix. CBDfx is a trusted CBD brand, that has a pen or product for everyone. They come in a variety of flavors and quantities, and are always of the highest of quality, as they use 100% organic, non-GMO hemp plants, and full-or broad-spectrum CBD oil. This is a great alternative to help you along on your health journey of kicking your nicotine habit to the curb.
Ok, this may seem like a silly one, but a lot of people forget to hydrate after working out! 75% of people already live in chronic dehydration. So, it isn’t shocking that we sometimes forget how much water and nutrients we are losing while sweating. It is important to always be working toward optimal hydration. One of the best ways to do that is with Nuun hydration tablets. They hydrate you 2-3x faster than plain water can. They also use all clean and plant-based ingredients, meaning you can feel guilt free about the variety of indulgent flavors they have to offer. Pop these tablets into your reusable bottle and prepare for instant hydration.
We understand that it can be easy to lose track of your fitness goals, and even easier to forget that a workout is actually a 3-step process. So, be kind to yourself! Allow yourself the grace and flexibility that we all so desperately need at this time, and stay dedicated to your personal health journey.