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5 Things You Need to Know About Using an Exercise Ball as an Office Chair

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5 Things You Need to Know About Using an Exercise Ball as an Office Chair
People are turning to exercise balls at the desk instead of office chairs. Photo Credit Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

You can get exercise, strengthen your abdomen and back muscles, improve your posture and even lose weight by sitting on an exercise ball while at work. A teacher of disabled and special education children required each child to have exercise ball for a chair. It helped the children stay focused she said, used up their extra energy and resulted in better behavior. One balance-ball chair owner says she lost weight without any other extra exercise. Because the ball is unstable, it requires the body to maintain stability mostly through the abs and the back.

You can get exercise, strengthen your abdomen and back muscles, improve your posture and even lose weight by sitting on an exercise ball while at work. A teacher of disabled and special education children required each child to have exercise ball for a chair. It helped the children stay focused she said, used up their extra energy and resulted in better behavior. One balance-ball chair owner says she lost weight without any other extra exercise. Because the ball is unstable, it requires the body to maintain stability mostly through the abs and the back.

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