There is a lot of stress going around your workplace and your home. While nutritionists, psychologists, cardiologists, etc. look for solutions to reduce your stress levels, one thing stands out, exercise. The power of exercising is unmatched by any medicine meaning that you need to find time to relax or de-stress.
With the tight work schedules and deadlines, your family, and your social life, time to hit the gym is almost never there. However, you shouldn’t put off working out altogether because there is a friendly form of exercise for you. This is the use of the stringy stress ball tethered to your palm or your wrist.
The reasons why the stress balls are preferred include:
- Ease of use
Even when you are using a stress ball while seated at your desk, it is always a good idea to have a stress ball whose use is easy to maneuver. Most of the moves to strengthen your arms, hands, and fingers require a high degree of dexterity and repetition. The attachment of a string to your wrist and the ball reduces the chances of the ball falling.
The continuity of the hand and arm exercises helps in releasing stress built up in the arms and other parts of your body.
- Fewer distractions
One annoying thing associated with untethered stress balls is falling off and causing distractions when it rolls under your seat or next to your colleague’s feet. With the StringyBall, this problem is resolved because of the tethering that secures the ball in place keeping the ball with you.
The cord that holds the ball in place is adjustable. This flexibility when the ball is worn by the palm or the wrist ensures that you exercise effectively. The root of healthy exercise is getting the right gear. The right gear is deemed comfortable allowing you to make different moves without having to worry about the pain in your toes or your fingers. A stress ball with an adjustable cord gives this feeling.
The amount of pressure applied when using a stress ball depends on the desired effects. The densities of the stress balls used by a patient in physical therapy, a stressed boss, a child with ADHD, an elderly person with Alzheimer’s, an adult with Carpal Turner’s syndrome, or an individual in good physical health vary.
To ensure that everyone has the perfect ball, there are balls designed in soft, medium, and hard densities. You can have one type or one of each for different functions.
In most cases, the soft balls are colored yellow. Their low density makes these balls suitable for persons with limited strength or individuals exercising their fingers. Medium density stress balls are effective for strength and grip exercises, as they offer more resistance than the soft balls. High resistance training exercises work best with the high density balls.
In conclusion, these stress balls have been designed to suit every user. Their agility, flexibility, comfort, and functionality make them suitable for use by any person. These features make the stress balls perfect exercise equipment for even the busiest person or the person with limited arm and hand strength.
Michael Roberts is one of the lead designers of the StringyBall. He was recently feted for his contribution to the design of this life changing and a creative exercising tool. Read more about his work on his Facebook and Twitter pages.