If you’ve been to a gym lately, you’ve surely seen stability balls. You may have even seen them where you work, as they’re steadily replacing office chairs. But you may not know about all the benefits of stability balls. That’s where we come in!
Stability balls, also known as exercise balls, Swiss balls, Physio balls, etc., are a low-cost versatile piece of equipment that can help improve core strength, facilitate flexibility exercises, and add variety to traditional fitness routines.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates have pulled together four great benefits to using a stability ball while at work.
Burn extra calories
Relieve back pain
While you will have to focus on maintaining good posture while sitting on the stability ball, you won’t be as hunched over as you could be sitting in an office chair.
Tone core muscles
With a stability ball you are no longer relying on the back of the chair to keep you propped up. Instead you must engage your core, which of course leads to an increase in your core strength.
Induce the inspiration to stretch
The stability ball can relieve some strain you may experience in your back. It can also provide added support when you want to get a deeper stretch that you may not have been able to perform otherwise.