We’ve all had those days when it was hard to trek up the stairs or even walk due to muscle soreness and tightness, and sometimes foam rolling and stretching just doesn’t cut it. If you need to up the ante on your recovery routine, The Theragun Elite ($399) will loosen your tightest knots. And in honor of Black Friday, you can score it for $100 off its usual price.
The tool acts as an in-home percussive therapy treatment, and has become a cult-fave among gym-goers for its ability to relieve tension. It uses targeted, rapid pulses, which helps to induce blood flow to your soft tissues. As a result, you get less muscle tightness and enhanced mobility. According to research, body percussion can lead to better physical and mental health, and one study found that it can decrease the levels of lactic acid in your muscles for up to 48 hours after a workout. “Vibrational therapy can help with pain, muscle soreness or tightness, and recovery,” Lauren Lobert, DPT and owner of APEX Physical Therapy previously told Well+Good. “It can be an inexpensive alternative to massage to help maintain performance by working out knows and preventing the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.”
While all of Therabody’s devices will give your muscles this sort much-needed massage (in two minutes flat, by the way), the Elite has become a fan favorite for a number of reasons. It’s the quietest device in the brand’s collection, and its slender design allows you to take it with you no matter where you are, making it the ultimate partner for every workout. It features an OLED screen and wireless charging capabilities (yay for no cords!), and you can pair it with the Therabody app for a more personalized experience. Thanks to an ergonomic, multi-grip handle, the device allows you to reach all of those hard-to-reach muscle knots, and you can choose between five different speeds to ensure you’re getting exactly the treatment you need. So what are you waiting for? Go get your percussive buddy (for a seriously discounted price) and say goodbye to muscle soreness once and for all.
Shop now: Theragun Elite, $299 ($399 Value)
Shop now: Theragun Elite, $299 ($399 value)
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Dubai: Free fitness sessions, rewards, giveaways and discounted health check-ups on select days — a UAE-based health care group is going all out to promote fitness, health and wellbeing as the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 gets underway.
The move comes in the wake of the health care group – Aster Hospitals & Clinics UAE – becoming the official Hospitals and Clinics partner of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020.
The group, which has a network of four hospitals and 90 clinics in the country, said it is supporting the vision of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, to boost a healthy lifestyle through a simple task of performing 30 minutes of activity for 30 days straight, and thereby tackle the rising levels of obesity.
As official partner of DFC 2020, Aster said it will put all hands-on-deck to help residents do their part towards an active lifestyle. In order to achieve this objective, the group has launched a #LiveBetterwithAster campaign for residents of Dubai that will consist of free sessions with fitness experts and health checks at the Fitness Villages in Quranic Park and Kite Beach. In addition, residents can work on their own fitness and get rewarded for it through participation in contests and giveaways where they can win gift hampers and vouchers. Residents will also be able to avail special discounts in health check-ups, between October 30 and November 28, and avail them at any of the Aster hospitals and clinics in UAE before December 31, 2020.
Dr Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics UAE, said, “As leading healthcare providers in the region, the objectives of the Dubai Fitness Challenge work in symbiosis with our long-term goals to improve quality of life of the residents of the country. As official partners, Aster Hospitals & Clinics will be working on various initiatives to help motivate residents of Dubai to inculcate fitness regimes as part of their daily lifestyle. We have also launched several initiatives to motivate our own employees to participate in this campaign.”
Aster has also launched the Aster Wellbeing Programme, a group-wide campaign to drive employee wellbeing through individual and group initiatives during the month of November. Various fitness sessions are being conducted in various Aster hospital and clinic units for their employees, as well as employees based in Aster units across seven countries. Fitness challenges and activities have also been introduced for employees to participate in and support their own overall wellbeing.