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All About Resistance Exercise

Mar 12, 2019 3:01:47 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Gravity Ball, Grip-Free Resistance Exercise, heart health, Weight Loss, health benefits, mental health, Muscle Health, Resistance Exercise

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What Is Resistance Exercise?

Resistance exercise is any form of exercise that applies a load or a force to your muscles and skeletal system that causes the muscles to contract in order to counter the load. Over time, your muscles and bones adapt to the load by growing stronger.

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How Resistance Exercise Helps You Lose Weight

Feb 5, 2019 1:50:41 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in New Year New Goals, running, Weight Loss, Resistance Exercise

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Are you looking to loose some extra weight around your mid-section, hips or thighs? Right now many of us are trapped indoors due to winter weather and/or are getting back into the swing of things after the holidays and winter travel. Chances are that becoming healthier (which can inevitably include weight loss) may be on the top of your mind.

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How to get stronger and more symmetrical by using the removable soft straps

Feb 5, 2019 1:00:55 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Removable Straps, Resistance bands, strength, Resistance Exercise, Shoulder

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For this week’s blog post we’re going to talk about some of the ways to use the removable soft straps that come with the Gravity Ball™.  

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One Reason To Do Daily Resistance Exercise This Holiday

Dec 19, 2018 6:59:42 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in winter workout, health benefits, healthy blood sugar levels, daily resistance exercise, diabetes prevention, Resistance Exercise

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With the colder, shorter days and an array of rich, tempting holiday foods always around, this can make maintaining a regular exercise schedule a bigger challenge during the holidays. Many of us become susceptible to gaining a few extra pounds due to all of the extra calories combined with lower activity levels. Maintaining a regular exercise schedule that includes daily resistance exercise will help to keep any holiday weight gain at a minimum, while also helping us to maintain good blood sugar levels, a very important and at times over looked topic.

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5 Pieces Of Equipment A Gravity Ball™ Can Replicate

Dec 12, 2018 4:33:00 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Adaptive Fitness, fitness goals, Fitness Motivation, foam roller, Gravity Ball, kettlebell, medicine ball, strap, weight, dumbbell, New Product, Physical Therapy Equipment, product comparison, Resistance Exercise, yoga, yoga strap

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An Amazon search for “exercise equipment” brings up over 60,000 search results! That’s a lot to choose from. At Gravity Ball Health Systems, we’re all about making good use of what we have. With this in mind, we made sure the Gravity Ball™ was able to transition from one exercise to the next easily while offering versatile features that can adapt as our needs change over time.

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Updated U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Allow for Small Steps

Nov 28, 2018 5:15:58 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in fitness, gravityball, healthy, movemoresitless, exercise, fitnessmotivation, beactive, daily resistance exercise, Resistance Exercise

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released their updated version of the guidelines for physical activity earlier this month. This is the first update since the earlier version of the guidelines published in 2008. The study reported many of the health benefits of regular exercise and released the activity recommendations for children and all adults.

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How To Improve Your Posture With A Gravity Ball

Nov 21, 2018 8:35:00 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in back pain, Gravity Ball, Physical Therapy & Rehab, spinal health, spinal mobility, Resistance Exercise, spine

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Having bad posture or poor spinal alignment not only can make you appear less confident, but can cause real and lasting health effects.

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Resistance Exercise And Mental Health

Nov 14, 2018 7:20:21 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in mental health awareness, motivation, self care, wellness, health, mental health, anxiety, depression, empathy, Resistance Exercise

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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.

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How To Use A Gravity Ball™ To Build Core Strength

Nov 7, 2018 4:24:39 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Chronic Pain Prevention, Core Training, Exercises for Lower Back Pain, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, Gravity Ball Workout, Sports, Core Strength, Resistance Exercise

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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.

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Abilities Expo & 3 Ways The Gravity Ball Benefits Adaptive Fitness

Nov 1, 2018 12:54:42 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Adaptive Fitness, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, New Equipment, Wheelchair Workout, grip-free, Abilities Expo 2018, Resistance Exercise

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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.

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