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Workout at Home With an Exercise Ball

Updated on December 29, 2016

Exercise Ball Workout Ideas

An exercise-ball workout does make you lose weight in your waistline area, thighs, and arms. There are a few exercises to do when using an exercise ball. One of the main exercises to do with an exercise ball is sit ups also known as a core workout.

1. To begin your core workout; lay your lower back on the ball, and put your feet on the floor, place your toes against the lower part of a wall, then begin to do 10-50 sit-ups. To keep your waistline smaller by doing sit ups on an exercise ball; you may have to do 2 rounds daily. The first round of sit ups can be 10-50 sit ups, and the second round of sit ups can be 10-50 sit ups also. The best time to do your core workouts is in the mornings, and drinking 8 ounce bottles of water will helps too. The best time to do your second round core workout is in the evening before you eat dinner. You may start to notice results with your core workouts in about 1 month, especially if your doing sit ups twice a day.

2. The arm exercise is lifting the exercise-ball with both hands over your head, and then putting the ball on the floor. But you have to repeat the motions of lifting the ball again over your head, and placing the ball on the floor again, repeat 10-20 times. This arm exercise will help with toning your arms and decreasing the flabby area on the arms. Also lifting the exercise ball repeatedly will help decrease double chins in the neck area, this exercise makes for less wrinkles on the neck as well.

Exercises You Can do With an Exercise Ball
Exercises You Can do With an Exercise Ball

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More Cardio You Can do at Home

3. Exercise-ball jump & jacks; lift the ball over your head with both hands and hold it in the air, while you do jump & jacks with your legs. This exercise will help tone your upper abs, arms, and of course your inner thighs.

4. Other exercises you can do with an exercise-ball are leg exercises. Check out "the best leg exercises with an exercise ball" below in the video.

To maintain a healthy physical body is not just about exercising but eating and drinking the right things will also help. Drinking 4-8 ounce bottles of water daily will help your body detox and assist with unneeded body fat. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages because they will eventually make you gain weight in the wrong areas of your body.

And avoid drinking soft drinks that contain unnatural sugars, consuming sugars in foods can also make you gain weight in your waistline, thighs, and other unwanted areas. Water and natural drinks are better for keeping a healthy body, drinks such as, 100% cranberry juice, 100% orange juice, 100% apple juice, etc.

Also avoid salty and greasy foods to keep the weight off. Begin to look for healthy recipes online or in a healthy eating cook book. Eating the right foods have to become a lifestyle and exercising daily also have to become a lifestyle.

To stay active you have to change your mind-set to new and improved habits to stay in shape. Avoid stress, and stay in a joyful mood every day.

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    • Ann810 profile image

      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi DreamerMeg, you'll be glad that you tried the exercise-ball workout. Thanks for commenting.

      Hi Pauline, glad you like this article; hope you have "fun" when working out with your exercise-ball, music always help workouts to be fun. Thanks for your comment.

      Hi Kjrzeek1, I agree the exercise-ball is very effective with consistency. Thanks so much.

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Nice Hub. The exercise ball is so under used, but so effective. Thanks!

    • Pauline Davenport profile image

      Pauline Davenport 5 years ago from Isle of Man

      I'm really glad to have read this Ann810. I have an exercise ball I have never used, because I didn't know how to, and I've heard about great results from using one. I've lost 3 stones since last September (showing off now) but really do need toning up, so I'm going for this. Interesting comments from you re sugar in the diet. I followed, more or less, a low GI diet, and am still doing as I enjoy the food. The weight just melts off from this and no hunger either. Thanks for this hub- just what I needed

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      DreamerMeg 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Some useful new exercises in this. Must try some.