A good exercise mat can protect you by decreasing discomfort by placing padding between your body and the ground, which is especially advantageous for individuals who have sensitive wrists or knees. Exercise mats are also great for lifting weights since they protect your hardwood floors and keep you from collecting any dirt.
Mats provide cushioning and support and choosing the appropriate one will help prevent injuries. Yoga mats are not as thick as fitness mats. They feature a non-slip surface and are ¼ to 1 inch thick, making them perfect for low impact exercises. They have an excellent grip and stick to most surfaces and so athletes can focus on their balance instead of the mat. Exercise mats, on the other hand, are slightly thicker than yoga mats, ranging from 1 to 3 inches thick. The mats are most suited for floor-based and bodyweight activities because of their thickness, which protects the body.