Ready for more than just stretching exercises? Try these fitball exercises suggested by Caroline Chua, senior physiotherapist with the rehabilitation department at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Like pilates, fitball exercises help strengthen and tone your core muscles to brace and support your spine, shoulders and pelvis. Using the fitball also encourages better posture and balance, and helps prevent joint stiffness and muscle tightness.
As always, safety is important. Find an open area where the ball will not bump into the wall or furniture, and be sure to use an anti-slip mat so it doesn’t roll away, Caroline says.
Don’t forget to check with your doctor before you begin an exercise routine.