Roll away muscle pain

Foam rollers are easy-to-use fitness tools that can soothe pain, quicken recovery from exercise, and reduce injury.

As you age, occasional muscle soreness can become part of daily life, but if those aches and pains slow you down, you may find relief from a foam roller — a small, lightweight cylinder of compressed foam.

"A foam rolling routine is a simple way to keep your muscles loose and healthy, so you can stay more mobile and active," says physical therapist Erin Krey, clinical specialist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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