Ramp Up Your Home Gym & Work Off that Extra Stuffing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the looming threat of extra pounds associated with heavy festive eating can be unsettling. In fact, an estimated 75% of the average American’s total weight gain typically happens in the last three months of the year as a result of the celebratory feasts. To combat this, people all across the country are taking extra precautions during the holiday season by bolstering their home gym in order to ward off (oftentimes) inevitable holiday weight gain.

Holiday Weight Gain by the Numbers

No matter what your lifestyle is like for the first nine months of the year, extra holiday poundage can sneak up. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, Americans on average gain 1-2 pounds during the holiday season between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas party treats; and while that may not seem like a lot, one to two pounds a year, means that much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating.

Even though everyone is susceptible to extra stuffing around the most wonderful time of the year, that doesn’t mean it is unavoidable. Quick, 10-minute workouts, walks, or yoga sessions can make all the difference this holiday season and what better way to motivate yourself than by investing in your home gym?

The Key to the Perfect Home Gym

To avoid holiday weight gain and maintain regular workouts as you head into the New Year, it is essential to have a place where you can exercise effectively and efficiently. The secret to an awesome home gym is to commit one specific place in your home as your designated exercise area. By clearly designating your home gym, your body will be prepped to work out

A great way to define your exercise space is by laying down fitness mats, granting you an optimal surface to complete floor exercises and yoga. At We Sell Mats, there are several different mat styles to choose from that will inspire you to create your perfect home gym.

Taking the Gym with You

Traveling for the holidays? While it may be too cumbersome to bring several square-feet of foam tile floor mats with you, We Sell Mats also sells has a great selection of La Baleza yoga mats, perfect for doing digestion-aiding yoga routines.

However you plan on avoiding extra pounds this holiday season, We Sell Mats is ready to help you create an inspiring space to accomplish your goals. That way, rather than worrying about your waistline, you can focus on what matters most during this time of year, spending time with loved ones.

How the Right Physical Therapy Space Aids Veteran Recovery

The United States Veteran Affairs hospital is responsible for rehabilitating and caring for this country’s millions of noble veterans. Part of this treatment includes personalized physical therapy regiments that can be a life-changing aid to help veterans regain their confidence in mobility. This Veteran’s Day, We Sell Mats is proud to recognize our Veterans’ brave contributions to our country as well as the people and facilities that treat them.

The Scope of U.S. Veteran Affairs

Currently, there are 152 VA medical centers, a system that serves veterans and their families free of charge with a condition sustained while serving. The VA system also includes more than 800 outpatient clinics and employs around 3,500 physical therapists with the help of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Facilities under the umbrella of the VA system offer specialized physical therapy treatment capable of assisting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mild Traumatic Brain Disorder and physical injuries. In 2016 alone, the VA system treated more than 720,000 patients.

The Road to Recovery

For many patients, physical therapy is indispensable for recovery. Physical therapy for veterans is mostly centered around increasing mobility while reducing pain and is even known to potentially circumvent surgery in the case of a debilitating injury. Not only does physical therapy aid physical healing, but it is also attributed to mental healing. Physical therapy allows veterans to regain confidence in mobility that is known to be lost in the case of injury, ultimately returning their independence.

Veteran Physical Therapy Facilities

When treating such distinguished patients like United States’ veterans, it is important to make sure the space they are treated in is up to par. An ideal workspace for VA physical therapists may include fitness and gymnastics equipment, including extra padded surfaces, or anything that is necessary to design a therapy regimen that treats a specific veteran’s debilitations.

We Sell Mats distributes a long line of products that would be right at home in a veteran physical therapy room. A VA physical therapist could make great use of our inclines and octagon tumblers to help patients regain balance, while fitness studio rubber flooring mats allow veterans to heal on a lenient surface. If physical therapists serving veterans ever need soft training equipment or padded versatile flooring, We Sell Mats is ready to help, and we are proud to recognize their work and the brave patients they serve this Veteran’s Day.

A Magical Space for Every Imagination

November 18th is National Princess Day, and while the holiday may not be on everyone’s radar, it’s the perfect time to give the princess in your life the royal treatment with a new themed space. Whether it’s a playroom, classroom, or gymnastics studio, We Sell Mats has a parent-approved upgrade to multiple flooring options, including pink, purple, and other majestic-colored EVA foam mats fit for your young king or queen.

No matter what theme you’re decorating for, We Sell Mats is ready to help you design your child’s dream room easily and cost-effectively.

Take it to the Next Level

Got a little gymnast? Turn your home gym or studio into a wild jungle with green equipment they can climb and swing from. Our gymnastics mats, inclines, and practice beams come in a wide array of colors to let your inspiration take flight.

No matter what interests your kids have, mixing and matching our foam mats and interlocking tiles is the ultimate way to create their favorite themed room. And when the day comes that they are no longer into princesses, jungles, pirates, or mermaids, our mats disassemble with ease, leaving you with yet another blank canvas to transform.

Besides color, another way to elevate the room is to mix patterns and textures. You could use only blue foam tiles to emulate the ocean for a pirate or mermaid themed room, or wood printed tiles for a camping, woodland or fairy theme.