Swiss ball

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Swiss ball


[From the early use of exercise balls by physical therapists in Switzerland during the 1960s.]

Swiss ball

n
(General Sporting Terms) a very large inflatable ball made of strong elastic rubber, used for physical exercise and in physiotherapy
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I did some training myself at home on St Stephen's Day as I have some exercise bands and a balance ball, so I did a bit of a light workout.
Or try sitting on a balance ball chair with a base for part of your workday.
During the adaption period it is suggested that users sit for shorter periods and keep the adjustable balance ball in the green zone, for a smoother transition from ordinary chairs.
They can set up their workstations in ways that are most comfortable for, and conducive to, their own work style, such as using a standing desk or swapping a swivel chair for a balance ball.
Leg raise By adding a balance ball to the familiar leg raise you can make the exercise seem new again and a little more fun.