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How To Use A Food Stress Ball?

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How To Use a Food Stress Ball?

According to medical science, when you move your fingers, hand, or wrist, you involve around 18 muscles in this process. Your hands do a number of fundamental tasks on a daily basis as well, such as holding a glass, turning a steering wheel, typing on a keypad or lifting different types of items. In this article, we are going to talk about the right way to use a stress ball. Read on to find out more. 

Food Stress Ball Usage

If you love golf or racquet, you are going to use the muscles of your hands frequently. At times, you might end up with an injury, which may cause your muscles to get weaker. The same can happen if you suffer from stress or have poor posture. Repetitive movements may put excessive stress on your joints, which may result in movement dysfunction or painful disorders, such as hand arthritis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. 

So, the question is, how can you prevent an injury while taking part in your favorite sport? A simple solution is to use a food-shaped stress ball. If you use the ball the right way, it can help strengthen your wrist, finger, and hand muscles. Apart from this, it may be effective when it comes to improving your performance. 

Without further ado, let’s talk about the right way to use a food stress ball. You can follow all these methods one by one. 

Roll to and fro

  • Put your stress ball on a flat surface, such as a table. 
  • Curl your fingers inward to roll the ball and hold this position for 3 to 5 seconds. 
  • You can then extend your fingers holding the position for 3 to 5 seconds. 
  • Now, repeat the exercise with both your hands 10 times. 

Palm press

  • Hold a stress ball in-between your palm while keeping the forearm vertical.
  • Press the stress ball and hold for at least 3 seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times. 

Full grip

  • Hold a stress ball and squeeze it in your palm as hard as possible. 
  • Hold the position for 5 seconds and then relax. 
  • Repeat the practice 10 times and then do the same using your other hand after 1 minute of rest. 

Pinch grip

  • Use your fingertips and thumb to pinch a food stress ball. 
  • Maintain this position for 60 seconds and do the same with the other hand.

Finger grip

  • Hold a stress ball in-between your thumb and one fingertip.
  • Hold the position for 5 seconds and then unwind.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times with your fingers one by one. Take some rest for 60 seconds and then repeat the practice with your other hand. 

Thumb press

  • Hold the device in your palm.
  • Press the ball using your thumb in the direction of your little finger for 5 seconds and then relax. 
  • Repeat this exercise 10 times after 1 minute of rest. 

In short, these are 6 ways to use a food stress ball. If you have never tried this squishy stress buster before, we suggest that you give it a go now.

References:

https://www.agedcare.com.my/how-to-use-a-stress-ball/

https://se-ortho.com/ways-deal-hand-arthritis/

https://www.stringyball.com/Blog/Guide-To-Using-Stress-Balls-For-Physical-Therapy/8.aspx

https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=127


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