When working at a desk for long periods of time [like at work] bad posture and back pains become common place.
One solution I’ve heard bounce around is the use of an exercise ball as a desk chair. It’s height and instability force you to sit up straight, making it hard to slouch.
However, GearFire have a few more suggestions to why you might want to change seats.
2. Causes you to frequently change positions. An exercise ball causes to you to change your position often to balance. For example, if you turn 45 degrees to face the phone, your body will assume a new position. This helps reduce damage caused by prolonged sitting in the same position.
Is this the best alternative to ergonomic chairs? What else is out there?
10 Reasons to Use an Exercise Ball as Your Chair – [GearFire]
Also check out this article about exercise balls in classrooms – Fitness Ball Seating in Classrooms Keeps Kids Focused