In conversations surrounding the importance of body strength, muscles tend to be the focus. While muscle health is certainly necessary to accomplish a variety of physical activities and lead a healthy lifestyle, your joints are equally important to your body’s ability to move and function optimally. Exercising with slide boards improves joint health by strengthening the muscles that support them, helping with weight loss, and maintaining joints’ range of motion.
How Slide Board Exercise Can Improve Joint Health
- Muscle Strength: Exercising with a slide board helps to strengthen the muscles that surround joints and support them.
- Weight Loss: Maintaining a healthy weight with slide board exercise prevents joints from enduring the stress of supporting excess body weight.
- Range of Motion: Slide board workouts allow you to use a wide range of your joints’ motion, helping to prevent some ailments such as arthritis.
Strengthening the muscles that support your joints is key to maintaining long-term joint health. Joints are protected and stabilized by the muscles that surround them, and performing exercises that tone and condition those muscles is the best way to prevent injury as well as to ensure a speedy recovery when injury occurs. Low impact exercise with UltraSlide slide boards builds and strengthens the muscles that support major joints, such as the knees and ankles, and allow your body to move in function in all the ways you need it to.
Carrying extra weight or an amount of weight beyond what is healthy for your body can have many undesirable effects on your health. Reducing the amount of excess weight your joints carry can help to relieve joint pain and discomfort, with studies showing that losing even one pound of excess body weight can result in four pounds of pressure being removed from the knees. Regular exercise with UltraSlide is a great way to maintain a healthy body weight or to lose unwanted pounds. Slide board moves such as mountain climbers and speed skaters are excellent cardiovascular exercise that burn calories and support weight loss.
Range of Motion
Performing range-of-motion exercises (also called stretching or flexibility exercises) contribute to joint health as they help to maintain joint movement, flexibility, and mobility. Gently straightening and stretching joints with low-impact UltraSlide exercises such as squats, push-ups, and lunges conditions and strengthens them. There have also been links discovered between limited ranges of motion and joint diseases such as arthritis, all the more reason to ensure your joints remain flexible and strong.
Your body’s major joints the important purpose of helping you to move and function in all of the ways needed to go about daily activities. Slide board exercise with UltraSlide helps to build muscle strength, lose weight, and keep a healthy range of motion, all important parts of helping your joints stay healthy. Be sure to make maintaining and building healthy joints part of your exercise regimen.
Ultraslide has been helping athletes for more than 25 years. Our top-of-the-line UltraSlide slide boards allow users to challenge themselves, develop their muscles, and train in a new way. We have developed popular variations of our UltraSlide slide boards to suit different users and their goals. From small personal boards to our patented Octagon board, we offer plenty of slide board exercise equipment options. Make one of our slide boards the next addition to your home gym or physical therapy office!