What is a stress ball?

A malleable toy. it helps strengthen the muscles of the hand and wrist.

 A stress ball is a small malleable toy that is squeezed in the hand to relieve stress and muscle tension it can also be used as a physical therapy tool that helps strengthen the muscles of the hand and wrist.

There are different types of stress balls, depending on the materials used to make them. In the U.S., the most common variety is the beanbag type, while in Australia, the foam type is used. The most popular design of the foam stress ball is the bright yellow-coloured smiley, giving it a cheerful appearance.

Many companies gift stress balls to their employees and clients. They can easily be used in an office, giving your hands a good workout. They also give a welcome break to those who are constantly typing.

When we’re stressed, our body releases cortisol, a hormone. This leads to constriction of blood vessels, making it difficult to get enough oxygen and it also impairs circulation. This in turn causes physical fatigue. Pressing and releasing a stress ball helps the muscles to dilate and improves oxygen and blood circulation. Endorphins, hormones which minimise cortisol and improve your overall mood, are also secreted.

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