Today’s post is a guest post by Jean Murray of Small Business Boomers.
Have you heard about using an exercise ball as an office chair? Because I have bad knees, and bad posture, and my back hurts when I sit too long at the computer, I thought it sounded like a neat idea. The thing is also supposed to help you lose weight, because you are constantly in motion. Read this post in Gearfire for more information.
So I decided to try it. I got out my old exercise ball, and sat down, slowly and carefully. Plop! I found myself on the floor with my legs up in the air, kind of like a turtle. I don’t think this is what was intended. I learned three things from this experience – it definitely takes practice, you gotta have a really big exercise ball, and it must be filled tightly.
As I read more, though, I decided maybe it wasn’t such a good idea (see Ergoweb for the negative side). So I decided to hold off for a while on buying a bigger exercise ball. Have any of you tried this? What do you think?
Jean Wilson Murray blogs for b5media on smallbusinessboomers.com. She has been writing, teaching, and consulting throughout the past 25 years. Dr. Murray has published two books: Planning for Practice Success, for chiropractic students, and Planning for Writing Success, to help freelance writers. Both books are available on Amazon. You can read more about Jean here.