Originally Posted by sioleabha
I'm 5'6" -- would you guys recommend the 65cm or 75cm?
Also, this may be a weird question, but since this is my last baby, would the ball be suitable for my children to play with after I'm done with it? I assume I could just wash it with soap and water if it gets dirty, right?
Hm, I'd probably say 65cm still. Although see if you can try one first, maybe at a gym or sporting goods store.
You could wash it. I'd just be careful about where
they play with it. It's absolutely inevitable to fall off the thing!
As I always tell members in my classes - it's a right of passage, so don't feel bad! So you just have to be sure if you roll off to the side, you don't slam into something that can hurt you (or you could destroy it!)
A fellow fitness instructor who's also a physical therapist told me she read of a study that had kids sitting on balls in class. Because they had to engage their muscles a bit to stay ON the ball, they actually were also concentrating better in school! It's great for posture & core strength to just sit on one instead of lounge back while working. &, of course, the excises you can do with them are innumerable! they're awesome!