A stability cushion, also known as an exercise disc, balance cushion, wobble cushion or stability disc is a simple, round inflatable device with a non slip surface on one side and a textured bumpy sensory side on the other.
They are used to strengthen core stability, improve balance and to help children with special educational needs settle and concentrate when needed in the classroom or at home.
A wobble cushion is strong enough to sit and stand on with the benefits of an unstable surface.
What Are The 8 Benefits Of A Stability Cushion?
- 1) Encourages and develops core strength and stability
- 2) Improves energy levels for an improved active lifestyle
- 3) Reduces physical instability, fatigue and pain
- 4) Promotes tone and lean muscle
- 5) Aids in weight loss
- 6) Improves concentration for adults and children
- 7) Improves the ability to manage stress
- 8) Targets the abdominal core muscles, cardiovascular system, legs, glutes, and improves balance
How Does A Balance Cushion Work?
The gently inflated stability cushion sits directly onto the chair seat, providing an unstable sitting surface for adults and children alike. The body needs to make dynamic, small continuous movements to correct your balance.
They are a good alternative to using a full sized stability ball when circumstances don’t suit the use of one of these large balls.
Stability cushions can support up to 350 pounds or about 160 kilograms.
The most useful and effective way to use a stability disc for improving core strength and straightening less than perfect posture, is to sit on the cushion for short periods and often during the day. Yes, it is possible to slouch, so it is important to be aware to maintain good sitting posture. If you like the idea of using these at the office, perhaps it’s time to consider the benefits of sitting on a stability ball chair…..
The Benefits Of A Stability Cushion For Children
Schools and kindergartens frequently use stability cushions as an aid to help children with concentration and learning difficulties to sit still and focus. Children who use these wobble cushions fidget less and are less destructive in the classroom.
The discs are available in a range of colors for children to enjoy. There is also a range of sizes to suit the ages of individual children.