Most people know how important an exercise mat is for each exercise routine or for yoga or meditation practices. An exercise mat wouldn’t be nearly as important if you knew that 100% of the time you were going to stay in exactly the same place every single day and never venture outside of your exercise space.
But life is never contained, and because of that, exercise rarely takes place in the same location all of the time. One week you may be exercising at home, the next at the gym or you might be on the road travelling.
Especially when you’re not at home, you don’t want to stretch out on the carpet of some hotel room where other people have put their feet and tracked in debris from outside. Not only that, but you’ll want the comfort of a mat like the Harbinger Durafoam Exercise Mat with you wherever you exercise.
The mat can be used for exercises used in a multitude of routines. One of the best reasons to use an exercise mat besides one being needed for moves that call for you to lie down or stretch out on the floor is that mats offer cushioning for your body.
When you exercise, whatever joint you’re putting your body weight on is taking a whole lot of pressure. That means if you’re jumping up and down, your feet and ankles are getting a lot of strain.
If you’re doing front knee lunges, then your knees are getting a lot of pressure. That pressure is compounded when you’re exercising directly on a hard floor. This kind of pressure can cause damage to your muscles and joints.
Plus, when you exercise without a mat, you can also slip on the floor – especially if you’re at a gym where there can be water or sweat on the floor. The Harbinger Durafoam Exercise Mat can be used at home with many of the popular exercise DVDs, it can be used in conjunction with exercise bands and it can also be used as part of a warm up routine prior to exercising.
The mat is made of easy to clean material and the Durafoam cushioning will make exercising a lot gentler on your body. The mat has a non-slip surface, so you won’t scoot around on the floor like you can without one.
This will help keep you in place and help you to avoid slipping. The mat is lightweight and has two adhesive straps for simple rolling of the mat so that it stores easily in a vehicle or closet.