Don’t laugh. I am attempting to hold back the spread – you know the one. I believe it dates back to the middle ages. Something like that.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I’m limited in the type of exercise I take. My swimming teacher and friend advised I should try a fit ball to help with my core. My husband bought one from a local supermarket. Fit ball. Not core. It would be so much easier if Asda sold new cores.
I understand why is it called a fit ball. Pumping it up gets that acid zipping through those muscles.
I chuckled at that suggested range of exercises. If I could get myself into those positions, I wouldn’t need to exercise. My intention is to sit on the ball whilst writing, or watching TV. Nowhere on the instruction sheet does it show a person sitting on the ball …
Wish me luck.
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Explanatory photos here, Laura! Word of warning: don’t sit too long on at your computer. Gave myself abs of iron but totally ****ed my shoulders and wrists – supporting myself on the desk so I didn’t fall off! 🙂 http://janewenhamjones.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/barrys-on-the-ball/
Jane – you’re already a fitball convert! Excellent. Shall we take our balls to conference? Laura xx
I’m trying to imagine what injuries I’d end up with if I even attempted sitting on that thing in front of my pc. I see one roll backwards and one flattened Jack Russell. Sounds a bit like a health risk around me!!! Happy rolling, Laura! 🙂 xx
That’s the way I roll, Sheryl. You’ve seen photos of my SplatCats, right? 😉 Laura xx
I used to have one of those … wonder where it went? hahaha Not much use to be honest. Good luck with strengthening those core muscles.
Thanks, Shaz. It makes my thighs work the most. The children love using it 😀 Laura xx
I had a brief period of having a personal trainer (got him at a discount, he was on a visit from Tasmania and was totally gorgeous, but that’s another story) and he made me use one of these hellish things. I’m nearly over it now … nearly …
I’ll deflate it when you visit. Promise. Laura 🙂 xx
You’re supposed to SIT on it? And then WRITE?! All I can say is good luck Laura. I look forward to an update 🙂
It’s not quite high enough, Kate. I may ask Gajitman to build me a raised platform, so I can reach my desk … I love living dangerously. 😀 Laura xx