In our often busy and fast-paced lives, so many of us are looking for ways to live and feel better. Here are a few cool products to keep your posture posed, your muscles strong and your fascia feeling good.
Active Sitting with ErgoErgo
Also known as dynamic sitting, active sitting encourages people to remain in motion rather than staying in a rigid seated posture. The benefits are many: an active seat like the ErgoErgo accommodates your body’s natural movements, so you’re not sitting rigid at a table or at your desk. It also helps you to activate your core, encourages good posture and spinal positioning, and it’s just fun to sit on. Oh, and don’t you think it’s pretty cool looking, too? Available in a rainbow of colors, with sizes for adults and kids. $75-$100, ergoergo.com
Better Blood Flow with Fascia Blaster
Our fascia is what holds our body together: it’s the layer of densely packed fibers under our skin that wrap, divide and permeate our muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The Fascia Blaster is a cool tool with claws to simulate human fingers to help dig into your fascia to relieve muscle tension and get your blood flowing to keep your body’s tissues healthy and nourished. Creator Ashley Black has a series of easy-to-follow videos on how to use the tool on different parts of your body. $89, ashleyblackguru.com
Easy Lifting with Egg Weights
Want to add a bit more oomph to your workout? Egg Weights are a handy (literally) way to add in some weight work. Ergonomically designed to fit in the palms of your hands and stay secure with a finger loop, they’re easy to carry and use when you’re running, walking, sitting on a stationary bike, even shadow boxing or doing yoga. Available in 1- to 5-pounds per set. Prices start at $24.95, depending on weight; eggweights.com