Mobility and flexibility are two terms that get commonly used interchangeably. However, there are some differences between them. Both are needed for optimal health and physical functioning. Now, let’s get into how each one is unique and necessary for an optimal body.
If you’re new to resistance exercise, here are three simple exercises that are easy to start doing today. The New Year is a great time to start building new habits – if done right, as outlined in The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, the right keystone habits can set the stage for other healthy changes to fall into place.
2018 has been a big year for Gravity Ball™. We’ve had some amazing opportunities to share the Gravity Ball™ vision with so many of you this year. From exhibiting at expos, through speaking at events, and from our online outlets, we’ve had the opportunity to get the Gravity Ball™ into the hands of those of you who can truly benefit from it the most. Check out some of our 2018 highlights!
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.
We’re excited to share our new video that demonstrates how to use the Gravity Ball’s strap system and attachment anchors. This video is for anyone who may have just received their Gravity Ball™ and are not quite sure how to use it or maybe you’ve had your Gravity Ball™ for a while but stick to using just one of the straps. This may give you some inspiration for using the other types of straps.
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. Did you know that as part of a healthy lifestyle, resistance exercise can help reduce symptoms of mental illness?
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.
To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free exercise correctly so as to gain the most benefits.
New research comes out fairly regularly showing the unique benefits resistance exercise provides for our health. It’s time for resistance exercise to begin to shine and for people other than bodybuilders to begin benefiting from this unique style of exercise. Now let’s go into some ways in which resistance exercise can benefit our health.
A key principle of The Gravity Ball Method that we like to demonstrate for new Gravity Ball users is the concept of Time Under Tension. The principle is essentially that whenever you are using the Gravity Ball to exercise for a period of time (For instance, 30, 20, 15 or even 10 minutes), we suggest that you not put the Gravity Ball on the ground (even to rest) until your time is up.
If you’re a wheelchair user, practicing resistance exercise is an important part of maintaining good overall health. It not only builds healthy muscle mass but also can help to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce stiffness, prevent muscular imbalances, reduce the chances of injury, increase strength levels and boost your energy and mood.