Of all the various pieces of gym equipment, stability balls are among the least intimidating… and the most effective.
When used properly, a stability ball allows you to stretch your entire body WHILE also ensuring you have the support you need to avoid injury.
That’s why stability balls are an especially great tool for those with back problems or other injuries, for seniors and for anyone else looking to improve their flexibility.
For example, if you have a lower back injury, stretching your back on a stability ball can allow you to strengthen your core muscles, which can then help alleviate certain types of back pain.
Plus, while you’re stretching, the ball will allow your spine to move and stay flexible. This will allow blood to easily enter and nourish your discs, which in turn can help repair damage and promote pain-free movement.
You can also use the ball for stability if you have an injury in another area of your body. It can support your legs, your knees, your arms, your upper torso and much more.
And, like I said earlier, these balls aren’t just for those who are injured! They are great no matter how good… or bad your current health.