Foam Roll at Your Desk
If you are training or working out on the regular and aren’t yet foam rolling, it’s probably time you got started. As many athletes and gym rats have found, foam rolling is one of the best ways to increase mobility, boost recovery, and prevent injury before a workout (you can do your standard stretching regimen after the workout). The benefits are similar to that of a massage: relieving tightness in the body by applying pressure to the muscles and working on the myofascia, the web of tissue that surrounds your muscles that can get inflamed after a workout.
Also, with products like Tiger Tail, a sort of foam-roller-on-a-stick, you can do it at your desk. Shaped like a rolling pin, the Tail can be used to work your muscles like a loaf of bread, putting as much pressure as you can handle without having to get down on the ground. Roll, repeat, and watch your sore muscles melt away.