Posts in Resistance Exercise
How Resistance Exercise Helps You Loose Weight

Are you looking to loose some extra weight around your mid-section, hips or thighs? Right now many of us are trapped indoors due to winter weather and/or are getting back into the swing of things after the holidays and winter travel. Chances are that becoming healthier (which can inevitably include weight loss) may likely be on the top of your mind.

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3 Simple Resistance Exercises You Can Start Doing Today

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.

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One Reason To Do Daily Resistance Exercise This Holiday

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.

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Updated U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Allow for Small Steps

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.)

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Advanced Core Stabilization With A 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.

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Handstands: Why They're Great & How To Take Them To The Next Level

Handstands, they're not just for yogis anymore. Handstands are an incredibly effective way to strengthen your entire body, improve your balance and enhance your overall well being.


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Three Tips For Doing Daily Resistance Exercise

We believe that everyone can (and should!) be doing daily resistance exercise. Daily strengthening exercise keeps your muscles and joints strong and symmetrical as well as boosts your energy levels and metabolism. Learn our three tips for getting in your daily resistance exercise.

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Three Reasons Not to Resist Resistance Exercise

Milo of Croton, a famed Greek wrestler from the 6th century B.C. is said to have carried a bull daily from the time it was a calf until it became a full size bull.  

This story is said to have influenced a well known principle of resistance exercise, called progressive resistance exercise (PRE) which is the gradual increase in the load a muscle carries in order to build increased muscle mass and strength over time.

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