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.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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.