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Exercise balls are available in a number of forms. There are large pilates balls specifically suited to pilates exercises. Medicine balls are used as a training aid for a variety of different exercises. There are also a number of different types of timing balls used in developing accuracy and timing of martial arts strikes and kicks. A Swiss ball is a ball constructed of elastic rubber with a diameter of around 55 to 85 cm (22 to 34 inches). It is used in physical therapy and exercise. The Swiss ball is also known by a number of different names, including exercise ball, gym ball, pilates ball, sports ball, fit or fitness ball, stability ball, therapy ball, yoga ball, balance ball, or body ball. It is larger and lighter than a medicine ball.

An exercise ball can also be used to help treat low back pain and to prevent future back pain episodes. The ball helps by strengthening and developing the core body muscles.

exercise ball, fitness ball, yoga ball Choosing an Exercise Ball

Before you buy an exercise ball, make sure it's the right size for your height. To test it, sit on the ball and make sure your hips are level or just slightly higher than the knees :

  • 55 cm - 4'11" - 5'4" (164 cm) tall or shorter
  • 65 cm - 5'5" - 5'10" (166 – 177 cm) tall
  • 75 cm - 6'0" - 6' 7" (above 177 cm)

exercise ball, fitness ball, yoga ball How To Use Your Exercise Ball

Exercise balls challenge by putting your body in an unstable environment. When you lie on the ball, your legs and abs immediately contract to keep you from falling off. Add an exercise to that (like a chest press or a crunch), and you've just increased the intensity of the movement. Bonus: Exercise balls are versatile enough to use for just about anything, including:

  • Weight training. Use the stability ball as your new 'weight bench' to add difficulty to the movements and incorporate the muscles of your legs, butt and abs.
  • Abdominal training. Doing crunches, twists and other traditional exercises on the ball adds difficulty to the movement by recruiting more muscles.
  • Sitting around. Just sitting on an exercise ball can be a challenge and it's a great way to improve your posture when sitting in front of a computer or watching television. Practice by sitting on it and raising one foot off the ground and balancing or try some of these beginner ball exercises.
  • Flexibility, yoga and pilates exercises. The ball is great for stretching and relaxing, such as in this Relaxing Stretch on the Ball workout or this Yoga on the Ball workout.
  • Playing around. It's a workout tool but, don't forget, it's also a ball. Your kids will love playing with it, just keep an eye on them so they don't hurt themselves.

Where to buy an Exercise Ball?
Although they are available in almost every fitness store, you can save some money if you buy fitness balls online. Below are listed safe online place where you can purchase exercise balls at affordable prices.

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