Saturday, December 31, 2011

Strengthen Your Core With Stability Ball Exercises

Exercise balls have been around for a long time. You may have seen them at the gym, or you may even have one at your house. Fitness balls have been used by physical therapists and personal trainers alike. The reason this exercise equipment is used so frequently and by so many is because it’s relatively inexpensive and easily accessible, but also because it has such great benefits for the body. Exercise balls focus on strengthening the torso/core to improve complete body function and reduce the risk of injury. Because it is an unstable environment it challenges your muscles, by contracting, to keep yourself from falling off. Additionally, it keeps your spine in proper alignment while balancing upon the ball. Read more...

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