Fitballs. Swiss exercise balls. Stability balls. They are three different names for one very effective piece of exercise equipment. Originally used to assist physical therapists, this giant inflatable ball adds entertainment to your workout. You can sit on the Fitball, lie on it, roll on it, put your feet on it, and place your tummy on it. Imagine that!
Incorporating a Fitball into your exercise routine increases... Read More
Exercise is healthy for your body, but is your workout healthy for the environment? If you're leaving behind a bunch of plastic water bottles, worn-out spandex or polyester clothing, or dead batteries in your wake, then it's time to start thinking green. Start from the ground up by taking a look at your shoes. Most footwear companies have stopped using PVCs, which have been shown to cause a multitude of health and environmental... Read More
Fitness fads come and go -- remember the thighmaster? -- but if you want a well-rounded workout, then embrace the fitness ball. It's no secret that exercise balls are a great way to add variety to your workout and improve strength in your core and lower body. But working out on a large, bouncy object might be intimidating for beginning exercisers. The key is to find the right size for your height. A ball that's 55 cm in diameter works... Read More