The Right Exercise Equipment
Many homes have fancy, expensive exercise equipment gathering dust in dark corners. Treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical trainers all seem to meet the same fate in the home gym graveyard. The good news is that there are convenient and inexpensive alternatives. One of the best ways to exercise is with a fitness or exercise ball. Our stability balls can be found at over 2000 stores or you can order directly from us; they dont require a large investment; and, they are easy to set up and use.
Although the fitness ball has been around for decades, its popularity as a reliable and enjoyable form of exercise is growing. Fitness balls were originally used by physical therapists to rehabilitate people with injuries. But now they are being recognized for their capacity to strengthen the core, promote health, enhance balance, and aid in flexibility. Today almost all gyms have them and there are even fitness ball classes that center around their use.
Advantages of Exercise Resistance Balls
Having an exercise ball around is a fun and easy way to get a workout almost anywhere. Even by replacing the chair in front of your computer with one will cause you to engage your core muscle groups almost without you even knowing it. Some other advantages to working out with an exercise ball include:
- It is low to no impact.
- It is easy on the joints.
- It is great for toning muscles.
- It is great for developing core strength.
- It is great for improving balance and flexibility
- It can be used as a chair or a bench for free weight exercises.
Tips and Tricks
Where exercise balls are concerned, size does matter. If your ball is too small or too large, you may lose your balance and your attempt at exercise will not be as effective. The exercise ball is sold in several different sizes with recommendations on the back of the package. Here are some other considerations:
- Inflate your ball so that when you sit on it your knees are at a 90 degree angle to your hips.
- Never use your exercise ball around sharp objects.
- Check your ball regularly for thinning, cracking and other signs of wear. It may be time to get a new one.
Who knew that an oversized ball could be such an effective way to get a low-impact workout, strengthen your muscles, and improve balance? The exercise ball is a convenient exercise tool and, most importantly, its fun and easy to use.
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