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Fit Ball Benefit For Workplace Posture Wobbly

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Evidence does not support sitting on fit balls instead of office chairs in the workplace.

Sitting for long periods is a well known risk factor for low back trouble and other musculoskeletal ailments. A popular alternative to sitting on an office chair when performing work on a computer is to sit on a fit ball; yes, one of those big rubber, burst-resistant exercise balls commonly seen in gyms and used in rehabilitation programs by physiotherapists for many years.


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