Exercise Balls

Exercise balls are one of the most innovative ways

to exercise. These little balls will catch every

one’s fancy due to their shape and very attractive

colors. The real benefit of these balls, which

were introduced by a group of Swiss medical therapists,

is a substitute of support during exercise.

Working out with the exercise balls will strengthen

and tone all of the major muscles of the body. The

soft texture of the balls make it an ideal choice

for Yoga positions, using dumbbells for muscle

toning, or working on heavy duty weight training


The advantage of exercise balls is that they are

durable and maintain shape well under pressure. The

documentation with the balls will provide test

load figures for how much weight the exercise balls

will hold. The advantage here is the fact that the

balls provide soft yet firm support that doesn’t

harm your body.

You can find exercise balls in several different

colors and finishes. You can even get a ball that

matches the texture of your room. They are simple

to store and you can even roll them under your bed

or a table if you prefer. When you aren’t using

them, you can let kids play with them. These balls

are very fun for kids, as they are very soft and

won’t cause them any harm.

Medical equipment

Originally developed for use in medical therapy,

the exercise ball is used to support the body

during exercise. These balls will provide support

to the body when you do a specific exercise in a

specific position and still need to maintain the

balance. Most exercise balls are made of burst

proof latex or other material that is very safe to


There are many postures with yoga and muscle toning

exercise that can only be done with the help of

support. For these postures, exercise balls are

quite useful. The exercise balls will introduce an

element of stability to the exercise that you

wouldn’t normally get with the floor exercise.

Your body responds automatically to the instability

to keep balanced on the exercise ball. This will

help in strengthening the muscles that aren’t

actively participating in exercise.

An exercise is also very useful for physiotherapy

treatment. Exercise balls will help to get rid

of backache and spinal disorders. The small

range of movement and adjustment of balance of

the spine that is induced by exercising with the

exercise ball will help reduce back pain.

The Swiss ball exercise is for people with back

pain to provide them with a simple way to restore

movements after an episode of back pain. It also

results in improved muscle strength, greater

flexibility, and a wide range of motion of the

spine during treatment.

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