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Why Exercise Balls Are The Wonder Exercise Equipment


Exercise balls are the latest invention in exerciseequipments. These balls catch every one's fancy because oftheir shape and attractive colors. However, the realbenefit of exercise balls, introduced by a group of Swissmedical therapists, is as a substitute of support duringexercise.

An Exercise Ball is good for all exercise groups such ascore stability, rehabilitation exercises and cardiovascularworkouts.

Workouts with the balls strengthen and tone all majormuscles in the body. The soft texture of the ball makes itan ideal choice for Yoga positions, using dumbbells formuscle toning, or working on heavy-duty weight trainingequipment.

The advantage of Exercise balls is that they are durableand maintains its shape under pressure. The documentationwith the ball provides test load figures for how muchweight the exercise ball will hold. The advantage ofexercise balls is, they provide soft yet firm support thatdoes not harm your body.

Exercise balls come in various colors and finishes. You canget a ball matching your room's texture. They are simple tostore and you can even roll them under your bed or table.While you are not exercising with your ball, you can use itfor playing with kids. Soft and big balls will not do anyharm to kids. The ball game will provide extra exerciseindirectly.

Exercise Balls : Medical Equipment In Exercise

Originally used in medical therapy, exercise ball is usedto support the body while exercising. These balls providesupport to the body when you do a specific exercise in aspecific position and need to maintain the balance. Mostexercise balls are made of burst proof latex or othermaterials and are safe to use.

Many yoga postures and muscle toning exercise can be doneonly with the help of support. Exercise balls are quiteuseful for these postures. Exercise balls introduce anelement of stability to the exercise that you would notnormally get in the floor exercise. Your body respondsautomatically to the perceived instability to keep balancedon the exercise ball. This helps in strengthening themuscles that are not actively participating in exercise.

Exercise Balls- Effective For Physiotherapy

An exercise ball is also useful for physiotherapytreatment. These balls helps to get rid of backache andspinal disorders. The small range movement and adjustmentof balance of the spine induced by exercising with exerciseball help in reducing back pain.

The Swiss ball exercise for people with back pain providethem a simple way to restore movements after a back painepisode. It also results in improved muscle strength,greater flexibility and wide range of motion of the spineduring the treatment.

Paul Johnson works as a software developer, often workinglong hours under great stress. He considers exercisecrucial to his health. When purchasing his own fintessequipment he researched all available products. Now he'swritten a series of useful articles on choosing (and using)exercise equipment.


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