I’d actually like to start this article off by saying not enough people use exercise balls. Exercise balls are slowly becoming more recognized throughout the fitness world, but the fact that many people don’t own them needs to change – the amount of good they’ve done for me is extraordinary. Exercise balls were first introduced by a group of Swiss medical therapists, (this is why they are sometimes referred to as Swiss Balls), which are used to strengthen and stretch the muscles throughout your body. Exercise balls can be found in a vast variety of colors and sizes, to suit both the area of your body that you need to work on as well as your personality, if you’d like. If enough people by exercise balls in the future, they could really be one of the most influential pieces of fitness equipment available.
In the previous paragraph, I stated that exercise balls have done a great amount of good for me. Well, they have. Exercise balls helped me to strengthen the muscles within my body, and in fact have lessened the effects of arthritis that I now have in my hips. There are yoga books available that concentrate on using exercise balls while doing yoga positions. Another great thing about exercise balls is that they’re incredibly sturdy and won’t lose their shape; meaning that for some time, the single ball you buy will be the only one in the household. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not rock hard, but they’re sturdy enough to stretch your muscles while keeping you comfortable.
Exercise balls won’t take up space either. The most commonly bought exercise balls are of the smaller size, which can be stored under a bed. These smaller exercise balls are also great for children – like I said, sturdy, but not sturdy enough to cause harm.
These balls, apart from being used for exercise, can also be used medically. In fact, before these exercise balls became exercise balls, they were used entirely for medical treatment. The exercise ball strengthens your abdominal, back and core muscles. Its use in strengthening the core muscles is especially important, as the core muscles stabilize our spine. In doing so, it improves posture, balance, and coordination, as well as, obviously, flexibility. The exercise ball’s use in physiotherapy is a given, helping to prevent backache and spinal problems.
And that’s the end of this article about the great magic of exercise balls. If this article hasn’t convinced you to buy one, I’ll just have to rewrite it and try again, won’t I?