Mobility and flexibility are two terms that get commonly used interchangeably. However, there are some differences between them. Both are essential for optimal health and physical functioning. Let’s dive into some details on how each one is unique and necessary for an optimal body.
We’re excited to share our new video that demonstrates how to use the Gravity Ball’s strap system and attachment anchors. This video is for anyone who has just received a Gravity Ball™ and are not quite sure how to use it or maybe you’ve had a Gravity Ball™ for a while but use just one of the straps. This may give you some inspiration for using the other types of straps.
Adaptive Fitness with a Gravity Ball™
If you’re a wheelchair user, practicing resistance exercise is an important part of maintaining good overall health. It not only builds healthy muscle mass but also can help to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce stiffness, prevent muscular imbalances, reduce the chances of injury, increase strength levels and boost your energy and mood.
How to protect your rotator cuff and shoulder joint
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects such as boxes and also for directing all of our hand movements. This ball and socket joint is also easily injured due to its wide range of motion.
With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought to the disease, we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms for those with Parkinson's.
Cross Training Defined
Cross training as defined by Runner’s World, is “a combination of exercises from other disciplines, different than the sport the athlete normally practices.” In the case of runners, cross training could include swimming, cycling and other types of fitness done to supplement their running.
Exercising consistently often requires planning, goal setting and flexibility. Here are some ways to incorporate 30 minutes of resistance exercise into your daily schedule.
Using Reps and Sets
During exercise many people establish patterns of how many reps and sets to do of a specific exercise. As this happens, the amount of time they spend exercising becomes somewhat easy to estimate too. For example, if I do X number of sets, I can expect to spend Y amount of time exercising.