Ask Well: Do Ball Chairs Offer Benefits?

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    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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    • 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