Some of my colleagues have these fitness balls at their desks and I have always been a little intrigued by them.
I sit at a desk for eight hours a day and that cannot be good for your backside. I don’t have the option to lift my desk so I can stand and use my desk so I thought the ball might be a great option.
I also need any little trick to burn an few extra calories, because let’s face it I love to eat bad and drink wine.
So, after my trial, I decided I liked it and let’s face it the ball is only $15 at my home away from home Target.
I looked up the benefits of this and found some good tips at Livestrong.com – check out what they said here.
I also found some helpful tips here.
So I am going to try it out and see what happens. Hopefully I don’t fall off.
Anyone else try these balls to sit on at work or home?
This is what I found you should do to make it more comfortable while sitting on the ball.
- Bounce. Gently bouncing on the ball aligns your spine in its most efficient position and improves the endurance of your postural muscles. Bounce for a few minutes at least every hour that you are sitting. Never bend or twist while you are bouncing. Enjoy.
- Hip Rolls. While Sitting On A Fitness Ball make a circle with your hips. Do 10 circles in each direction about every hour. This will help to relieve and stretch the muscles of your hips, pelvis, and spine.
- Pelvic Tilts. Tuck your pelvis under and then go the opposite way by sticking your butt out. Move back and forth, going a little further each time. Repeat about 10 times. This motion opens up the muscles around the pelvis and low back.