Get fit, get functional: use an exercise ball! The 3 most important benefits of an exercise ball
1.Improve Your Flexibility
The correct use of an exercise ball may help improve your flexibility. You can use an exercise ball to warm up and stretch your muscles before you begin a workout. This may possibly prevent injury, and also help to keep your muscles and joints functional.
2.Strengthen the Core Muscles
When you use an exercise ball properly, you may help to strengthen your abdominal muscles and lower back muscles. These muscles help to maintain the core stability in your body. We often use this group of muscles when we perform many of our daily activities, such as lifting and reaching. Using the exercise ball may keep your stabilizer muscles more conditioned and helps our body move in any direction.
3.Improve Your Balance
Even when you are just sitting on the ball, it engages the stabilizer muscles. You need to use your abdominal and back muscles to keep your balance on the ball. Training with an exercise ball in the right way may be beneficial for healthy posture. It is important to maintain proper alignment when using an exercise ball to prevent injury.
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