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creativenomad
04-01-2010, 07:22
A friend of mine is using a balance ball to sit on instead of a chair. She claims it helps burn calories while working. It seems awkward to me. Anyone try this?:smiley29:

scubadiver888
04-01-2010, 07:55
A friend of mine is using a balance ball to sit on instead of a chair. She claims it helps burn calories while working. It seems awkward to me. Anyone try this?:smiley29:

There are a couple of people I know who do this. I find the people who do this sort of thing are the people who are incredibly fit, into yoga and eating right. After a few weeks of doing it they all seem to just get used to the idea of sitting on an exercise ball.

Cougar Diver
04-01-2010, 07:57
I did it for a month. If you are up and down a lot it doesnt work. Also, coworkers like to come and push you off of it.

scubastud
04-01-2010, 08:03
cougar lol
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Cougar Diver
04-01-2010, 08:06
It was cold. 55 at 37 feet. Missed you though. 35 divers all together. May first is the big Scuba day at the lake and the day after that is the big May sale at El mar.

Foo2
04-01-2010, 08:31
I use a yoga ball while I sit at my desk at home. It's great on your hips and they help strengthen your back muscles. :)

awap
04-01-2010, 10:56
I think you can get the same benefit from sitting on a bar stool.

Cougar Diver
04-01-2010, 11:05
Unless it is like the ones at the Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, WY. I know a lot of people who get bucked off of them.

cowgirldiver
04-01-2010, 12:04
Some school systems are using the balance balls now. Not only does it give the kids a workout without really thinking about it but it apparently helps them focus on their work too.

Cougar Diver
04-01-2010, 12:48
If my son had to sit on a ball he would never get any work done. He would be bouncing all over class or it would "somehow" pop.

cmburch
04-01-2010, 12:55
My 11 year daughter's math class has a few of these. I thought it was just for fun for the kids. The children kind of wobble in place. I would imagine it would be a distraction during a test, but OK for lectures and regular work.

CompuDude
04-01-2010, 15:34
At my last job there were at least 10 people who opted for them instead of regular chairs. They certainly seemed to like them. I'd consider it but given the nature of my current work space I don't think it would stay put well enough, and I get up and down a lot, so perhaps another job in the future I'll try it out...

Quero
04-01-2010, 16:08
My son has one and I tried it for a while. It works fine and is comfortable. You just have to wedge it in when you get up so it doesn't roll around. It's also easier to use if you're wearing trousers (at least the way I sit on it).

crgjpg
04-01-2010, 23:36
My wife uses one at work. The one that she got has sand in the bottom to prevent it from rolling around. It your space is small you will have problems with it since it takes up much more space than a chair.

tfd86
04-02-2010, 05:51
I think you can get the same benefit from sitting on a bar stool.
They should replace the barstools with balls, that would keep me employeed:smiley36:

navyhmc
04-02-2010, 07:22
I think you can get the same benefit from sitting on a bar stool.
They should replace the barstools with balls, that would keep me employeed:smiley36:

EMT? :smiley36:

tfd86
04-03-2010, 07:47
Yep Buton this night tour, Etoh has only effected the young and retired bar room boxer's. Guess it's just the long weekend or maybe the fact that these people can't handle the 80 degree temps.

navyhmc
04-03-2010, 08:50
Just remember tfd: ETOH equal job security.

reactive
04-04-2010, 21:25
This is what I'd like to do if I saw someone using one of those:

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