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People with limited flexibility in their backs should opt for a slightly larger ball, since the greater degree of curve in a smaller exercise ball can cause hyperextension of the spine if you are lying on the ball and facing up. Different sized exercise balls allow for more flexibility in exercise ball workouts, and the inflation can be adjusted to allow for varying levels of balance.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|