Exercise Tip – Foam Rolling

Foam rolling, also known as ‘self-myofascial release’, is one of the best ways to relieve tension in tight muscles. It can also increase range of motion if done prior to traditional stretching, by decreasing overactive areas in the muscle. Foam rolling should be done slowly; find tender areas in a particular muscle and hold for 30 seconds. *It can be painful, but your body will thank you. Foam rolling helps the central nervous system communicate more effectively with muscles in the body, restores natural length of muscles and helps prevent injury.

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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