This Is the One Tool You Need to Look More Toned in Just 10 Minutes

by Lauren Roxburgh

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the foam roller, or more specifically, health- and wellness-minded people’s obsession with the foam roller. Still not ringing a bell? Allow us to introduce you to structural integrative specialist and Goop’s resident alignment guru, Lauren Roxburgh. The woman literally wrote the book on foam-rolling. We’ll let the expert take it from here.

Standing taller with good posture can make you feel more confident and look slimmer. No matter how toned you are, a hunch in your posture can make you appear shorter and wider than you truly are. We are all dealing with gravity that compresses us daily, so addressing your posture is a must to look and feel your best.

My secret to gorgeous, slimmer, and more elegant posture is using a foam roller ($50). It can completely transform your body, posture, and even your state of mind. Most people think of the foam roller as a tool to roll out tight IT bands. But the roller can be a total-body workout tool and actually mimic many of the moves you do on the Pilates reformer (think long and lean celeb bodies). It can help regenerate, hydrate, and smooth out your fascia, and literally roll away excess bulk, thickness, stress, and density. It can also boost circulation and lubrication to the tissue, which makes the skin and muscle look and feel suppler and more youthful. Rolling also stimulates the lymphatic system to help flush toxins, get rid of bloating, and even reduce cellulite. A regular rolling routine can help you lose inches, shrink your waistline, gain height, and even feel calmer.

Whether you are wearing a sundress or your workout gear, these four postural moves will help you look and feel slimmer in no time—scroll through to see!

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