Weekly Roundup: Nike's New Accessible Basketball Shoe, Plus-Size Yogi Jessamyn Stanley, And The Effects of Mouthwash on Your Workout

Nike Announces The Air Zoom UNVRS For Athletes Of All Abilities

Source: Nike News

Source: Nike News

Nike announced the launch of the Nike Air Zoom UNVRS, a basketball shoe designed with special features to make wearing possible for people of all ability levels. The Zoom UNVRS has “a magnetized heel that folds down and connects to the midsole. This function opens the shoe up so that it is quick and easy to put on and take off (wearers can efficiently slide the foot in and out with no hands) .” Also, it looks pretty cool.

According to DisabilityScoop, the shoe was designed with WNBA player Elena Delle Donne. Delle Donne helped develop the shoe with insight from her sister Lizzie, who has cerebral palsy, autism and is also deaf and blind. The shoe is part of Nike’s FlyEase line, which was originally developed after a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy wrote the company an open letter asking for a shoe he could put on independently.

Nike will launch the Nike Zoom UNVRS in November 2019.

Read the press release here.

Queery Interviews Jessamyn Stanley, Plus-Size Yogi & General Badass

ICMYI, Queerty did a great interview with author, yogi, body positive advocate and Instagram inspiration Jessamyn Stanley this week. Stanley shared her best “workout tip” (it’s not what you think), how yoga prepares her for everyday life, and why she recommends Bikram-style yoga to beginning practitioners.

They also asked her about her motivation for doing yoga and working out:

“I think of movement just like overall maintenance for the human body, the same you would do for car or your house. So for me, it’s helpful to think of as taking care of my body. So, what feels fun? What feels effortless?” - Jessamyn Stanley

Study Finds Using Mouthwash May Be Bad For Your Workout (What?)


Weird findings: a new study has shown that using mouthwash on the days you decide to get moving may keep the workout from lowering your blood pressure effectively.

From Study Finds: “Researchers say that mouthwash cut the blood pressure benefits of exercise by 60% over the first hour of recovery, completely negated any benefits when participants used mouthwash two hours after a workout.”

For more info, check out the article on Study Finds.