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exercise balls vs. desk chairs

Do exercise balls help you at all? I feel so lazy sitting at my desk all day - and i always forget to get up and do stretches.

Tue. Oct 10, 7:39pm

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Yes, they do help! I recommend them to my clients and have used one for years as a chair in my massage practice. Basically, if you flub your posture, you start to fall off. It would be wise to start off by doing a couple hours at a time until you acclimate though, then gradually increase until you are completely "on the ball"!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 8:45 PM

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Yes! I recommend them too. Totally improves your alignment and posture and engages muscles that wouldn't normally be engaged.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:04 AM

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how big a ball do you recommend using in place of a desk chair? can you recommend a brand, too?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 2:23 PM

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I jsut got mine at Walmart. Can't remember the brand. But, it has lasted for years. Got to add air once in a while, but that's normal. I didn't know they had different sizes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 3:27 PM

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so it's just a regular ol' exercise ball that's used instead of a chair? do you need to buy a special air pump to refill?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 3:43 PM

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