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Resistance Band Exercises
In our current lifestyle, where work and social obligations take up most of our time, one way to stay fit is to perform exercises using a resistance band. Exercising with a resistance band is easy, less time consuming and inexpensive practice.
These exercises can be done at home. Resistance band exercises not only improve the flexibility and strength of the muscles but are also used for physiotherapy treatments.
Resistance bands can be picked according to the intensity of resistance you require. You can start with simple exercises with less resistance bands and move on to complicated ones with thick bands that offer more resistance. Usually, light colored resistance bands offer less resistance and dark ones offer more resistance.
These resistance bands are so lightweight that you can carry them with you on a tour so that traveling does not prohibit your exercise regime and you can work out even when you are away from home. You can even carry them to a park during your daily jog routine and practice resistance exercises while running.
Resistance bands are easily available at stores that have sports equipments and even at medical equipments stores. People with a hand injury or suffering from ‘capital tunnel syndrome’ are recommended to use resistance tubes. These bands are highly elastic and have hand grips at the ends to allow ease of use.
Ankle bands are circular shaped bands and can be used by those who want to fortify their leg and calf muscles. Ankle and foot exercises need a thicker version of the resistance bands known as therabands. Therabands are extensively used in rehabilitation centers to aid the patients in their daily exercise regime.
Physiotherapist and occupational therapist often make their patients use resistance bands to fortify their muscles and recover from injuries. Shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, etc can be treated by exercising with these bands along with regular medications.
Another advantage of using resistance bands, apart from portability, is its affordability. Resistance bands are priced at affordable rates. Most people can buy these bands for exercising purpose and maintain their flexibility and fitness without the need for spending huge bucks in gyms and fitness centers.