THE 30-INCH VIEW® BLOG

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August 5th, 2015

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.