One trend getting a lot of buzz in the office environment is the use of exercise balls in place of your office chair. Experts state that by doing this you can help your posture, stability and burn calories! Many of us spend the majority of our professional lives sitting, which makes the office chair an all-important piece of furniture. Here's what you might want to consider if you're interested in switching to an exercise ball as your office chair.
TOP 3 BENEFITS OF EXERCISE BALLS IN THE OFFICE:
- Building Muscle - By sitting on an exercise ball, you are forced to use muscles in the middle of your body such as your abdominals, hips, spine and chest.
- Balance - The use of an exercise ball is a way to gain better balance with your body. With practice and time, your body will begin to unconsciously balance out.
- Posture - Your posture will most likely start improving by using stronger core muscles gained from the ball. With no armrests or back to lean into, your naturally going to sit up straighter and taller.
As we all know, there are many dangers that come with prolonged sitting. More and more people are choosing to swap their chair for an exercise ball or stability ball. You don’t have to permanently say goodbye to your desk chair, but even keeping an exercise ball in the corner of the office to use half the day is better for your body!