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Swiss Exercise Ball
What is a Swiss Exercise or Fitness Ball?
Originally used for physical therapy for orthopedic (back), physical fitness rehabilitation and neurological patients, the Swiss exercise ball is an air-filled vinyl or rubber ball which is widely used in gyms, fitness centers and on exercise-videos and CDs. These gymnastic balls are available in various sizes and shapes (round, oblong, with or without hand holds and stabilizing feet) but typically the most common type of Swiss ball is about 55 to 65 centimetres in diameter.
Swiss Ball for Core Body and Back Strength
Swiss ball exercise routines are valuable for coordination, strength and balance. Remember, nearly 8 out of 10 people will experience some kind of back pain in their life. So exercise routines that address the fitness of the back, abdomen, buttocks and thighs are particularly relevant for general health. Using a Swiss gymnastic ball, we can improve body posture, muscle strength in our mid-section and overall physical flexibility.
Swiss Ball Fitness Therapy and Health Benefits
The benefits of "active sitting" on a medicine ball extend beyond the gym and fitness center. For example, doctors and physical therapists are discovering uses for the Swiss ball in the treatment of hyperactive children and pregnant mothers. During pregnancy, labor and the post-natal period the ball provides a wide variety of exercises that proved to be very beneficial to mother and child. Especially the Sissel ABS-PRO Swiss Ball provides the highest safety standards required for pregnant women and mothers.
Swiss Exercise Ball and Weight Control
Swiss Exercise Balls improve health and fitness, build muscle tissue, and develop a leaner body shape. They also help to raise metabolism and may also help to develop a flat stomach. To lose fat tissue, and reduce weight, workouts using Swiss Exercise Balls need to be combined with a calorie-controlled diet. Because unless you create a calorie deficit, you can't burn fat and therefore lose weight.
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