The best exercise balls you can buy
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- A flat exercise ball is as worthless as that idle exercise machine you currently use to hang laundry.
- If you want a thick-walled exercise ball that holds air well even after it's been punctured, the TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball will deliver.
Exercise balls have been around for a long time, but not everyone is a believer. After all, how can a big round ball be safe for sitting on or using as an exercise tool that'll help maintain your balance and support your weight? Or maybe you are like me, and every time you see one, you want to let your inner child try to kick the giant ball over the roof of your house.The truth is exercise balls may look silly, but they work for a host of exercises where you need flexible support. Even though the exercise balls are round, they'll give you a base that's more solid than you might think.
If you can prevent your dog from chasing it or your kids from borrowing it for a neighborhood game of giant dodgeball, you'll be impressed by the benefits an exercise ball can provide.
Even though it may go against everything you've been taught, a round object can provide impressive stability. Your weight compresses the ball to give it a flatter, more stable edge. It certainly isn't as stable as a chair, but it's more stable than you might expect it to be.
Exercise balls are great for everything from active seating in the office to working out at the gym. That's why we've done the research to find the best ones you can buy.
Here are the best exercise balls you can buy:
- Best exercise ball overall: TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball
- Best portable exercise ball: DynaPro Exercise Ball
- Best tough exercise ball: Live Infinitely Exercise Ball
- Best stable exercise ball: UR Superior Fitness Exercise and Stability Ball
- Best budget exercise ball: Wacces Fitness and Exercise Ball
Updated on 01/04/2019: Updated prices and formatting.
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