Ask Well: Do Ball Chairs Offer Benefits?

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Description

I know sitting at a desk all day is really bad for me. Is sitting on an exercise ball any better?

What if instead of sitting in an office chair, I perch with good posture on an exercise ball? Seems like sitting that way engages some of my muscles so perhaps isn't quite so bad (I hope!).

 

 

Subject

Robinson, J., Bettany-Saltikov, J., & Warren, J. (2009). A comparative study of the stability ball vs. the desk chair in healthy young adults: sagittal curvature, sitting duration and usability. Scoliosis4(Suppl 2), O33. doi:10.1186/1748-7161-4-S2-O33

 
Period12 Apr 2013

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Media contributions

  • TitleAsk Well: Do Ball Chairs Offer Benefits?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe New York Times
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date12/04/13
    DescriptionI know sitting at a desk all day is really bad for me. Is sitting on an exercise ball any better?

    What if instead of sitting in an office chair, I perch with good posture on an exercise ball? Seems like sitting that way engages some of my muscles so perhaps isn't quite so bad (I hope!).
    Producer/AuthorGretchen Reynolds
    URLhttps://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/ask-well-ball-chairs/
    PersonsJonathan Robinson