Just Say No to Exercise Balls in the Office
We still get asked this question a lot. Should you replace your office chair with one of those large exercise (swiss) balls? The answer is no according to our board-certified professional ergonomist, Greg Cresswell.
Here are some of the reasons why:
- They are not sustainable for long durations, you’re just as likely to slouch.
- They are shown to increase pressure on the spine and can cause soft tissue compression.
- They are not height-adjustable and have no back support.
- There are numerous safety concerns.
A better choice? Use a fully-adjustable office chair and rotate between sitting and standing throughout the day.