Resistance Exercise And Mental Health

Resistance Exercise And Mental Health

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?

How to: Use A Gravity Ball To Build Core Strength

How to: Use A Gravity Ball To Build Core Strength

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. Check out two types of Gravity Ball exercises that increase core strength.

Abilities Expo & 3 Ways the Gravity Ball Benefits Adaptive Fitness

Abilities Expo & 3 Ways the Gravity Ball Benefits Adaptive Fitness

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 Cardio Isn't Cutting It

Why Cardio Isn't Cutting It

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.  

Up & Out Principle: The Gravity Ball Method

Up & Out Principle: The Gravity Ball Method

An important principle of The Gravity Ball Method™ that we like to demonstrate to new Gravity Ball users is the Up and Out principle. Essentially, the principle states that you can change the intensity of an exercise by simply adjusting the position of the Gravity Ball in space.

3 Health Benefits of Resistance Exercise

3 Health Benefits of Resistance Exercise

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.

Time Under Tension: The Gravity Ball Method

Time Under Tension: The Gravity Ball Method

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.

Adaptive Fitness With The Gravity Ball

Adaptive Fitness With The Gravity Ball

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.

Why A Gravity Ball's All You Need: Product Comparision

Why A Gravity Ball's All You Need: Product Comparision

Five of the most time-tested, popular types of exercise equipment include the dumbbell, kettlebell, medicine ball, yoga-stretching strap, foam roller. Let's see how the Gravity Ball can imitate an exercise popularized by each type of equipment and why it’s a great tool to start using today!

Why Pairing Weights & Yoga Is A Great Idea

Why Pairing Weights & Yoga Is A Great Idea

Paring yoga with weights such as dumbells and kettlebells is a trend that doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon, and for good reason. Here are four reasons why pairing yoga with weights is a great idea followed by our recommendations for using the Gravity Ball to improve your yoga practice.

Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Lower back pain is a fact of life, according to WebMD. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1). Lower back pain can have a variety of causes and may be difficult to pinpoint because the muscles, joints, and ligaments of our lower back run together in a very compact and interconnected space.

Which Gravity Ball Should I Use?

Which Gravity Ball Should I Use?

We’d like to answer a question that we often get asked, which weight of Gravity Ball should I use? See our suggestions for how to use each weight.

Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries With This Exercise

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects and for directing all of our hand movements. Learn one important exercise that can protect this important joint.

3 Tips For Exercising Consistently

3 Tips For Exercising Consistently

It’s common for people to pick certain times to be “energized” about working out and getting healthier (through New Year’s Resolutions or by having vague goals) without having a clear path to do so. Check out our three tips for reaching your goals (in fitness or another area in life.)

Advanced Core Stabilization Using The Gravity Ball

Advanced Core Stabilization Using The Gravity Ball

The Gravity Ball team had the chance to spend the morning with friend and urologist, Dr. Dawud Lankford. Following an outdoor core workout session, Dr. Lankford and Dr. Mark Chavez discussed the importance of core training.

How To Use Resistance Bands With A Gravity Ball

How To Use Resistance Bands With A Gravity Ball

Compact, portable and versatile. Resistance bands can be used to achieve a full body workout, as shown in this article by Greatist with 33 resistance band exercises you can do anywhere. Resistance bands are also popular in physical therapy because of their compactness and variety of tensions. Some resistance bands are essentially giant rubber bands while others come with handles or hooks.