Having bad posture or poor spinal alignment not only can make you appear less confident, but can cause real and lasting health effects.
Did you know that close to 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness? It’s true, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year. A sad fact is that many individuals, especially minorities aren’t receiving adequate services or treatment for their mental illness.
Why a strong core is so important
A strong core is one of the most important components of having a strong body. The core consists of muscles that wrap around and stabilize our spine, lower back and pelvis. Watch this simple explanation of core anatomy for a demonstration of the muscles involved.
Last weekend, the Gravity Ball team had the honor of exhibiting at the Abilities Expo in San Mateo, CA. If you haven’t heard of the Abilities Expo, it’s an event that brings together products and services designed to serve the disability community including parents, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Why Resistance Exercise Has Been Undervalued
The Gravity Ball team has interacted with many individuals over the years, and from these experiences we are convinced that resistance exercise has been and continues to be underappreciated and unknown by a majority of people who could benefit from it the most.
To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free resistance exercise so as to gain the most benefits.
What is the Up and Out principle
An important principle of The Gravity Ball Method™ that we like to demonstrate to new Gravity Ball users is the Up and Out principle.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness about the use of physical therapy as a treatment for chronic pain instead of using opioids through their #ChoosePT campaign.
New research comes out fairly regularly showing the unique benefits resistance exercise provides for our health. It’s time for resistance exercise to shine and for all people to begin benefiting from this unique style of exercise. Now let’s go into some ways in which resistance exercise can benefit our health.