I am sitting while I work at my desk writing to you and I’m working out at the same time.
No, I’m not doing any of the desk exercises I posted a few weeks back.
I have a secret weapon that helps me keep my core activated while I sit and work at my computer. Are you ready? Here it is…
|I sit on this when I work at my computer. Yes, sometimes I stand, since I also have a sit/stand desk which we will talk about later. However, when I’m sitting, I’m sitting on this. It’s a ball, it’s a chair, it’s my favorite BALL CHAIR!
Sitting on a stability ball has been suggested as a bio mechanically correct solution for years now. The problem with just sitting on a stability ball is that when you stand up briefly the ball rolls away. It can also be very difficult to find a ball tall enough to elevate you to where you can set up proper ergonomics at your desk. While a good idea, in reality, a standard stability ball doesn’t cut it for hours of office work.
Gaiam’s ball chair has been in my life for a long time. Let me tell you the many reasons why…
WORKS THE CORE
ALIGN YOUR PELVIS
STOP BAD HABITS
USE THE BALL
There are few things you should know about the ball chair. Height adjustment options are to inflate or deflate the ball, or adjust the legs of the holder. The back of the chair is NOT meant for leaning, but is supposed to be used to help move around your chair and to use for and exercises that might require it as a handle for support.
Finally, when starting with any new fitness equipment, it’s best to start in small doses. A few hours at a time until you get strong enough and adjusted to the new sitting posture.
Gaaim’s ball chair can be purchased here. This is fantastic timing too since there is a 20% off sale going on right NOW!
If you buy one, be sure to send me a picture of you sitting on it! Or hope on over to the VerticAlign facebook page to post a picture.