We’ve all felt it: A stiff lower back, tight shoulders, and a sore backside after sitting in a chair for hours at a time. Regular sitting doesn’t require our bodies to use any muscles, putting our core, shoulders, and back in serious slack mode. This slackitude leads to slouching, poor posture, and ultimately, a weakening of our muscles. (Insert sad trombone sound here.) Luckily, we’ve developed a healthy, active alternative. And it’s pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves.
With our Balance Ball Chair collection, we’ve created a revolutionary way to firm your core, improve your posture, and strengthen your back—all while you sit. Our Balance Ball Chairs (some like to call them “yoga ball chairs,” “stability ball chairs,” “exercise ball chairs”—you get the drift) combine our bestselling balance ball with a stabilizing base and a supportive backrest to bring you a fresh way to sit that—wait for it—actually feels good.
By sitting on an exercise ball chair at your desk, your muscles are subtly contracting in your hips, core, back, and quadriceps to maintain balance, all contributing to increased muscle tone and counteracting the dreaded slackitude. Add to the balance ball a stable base and a supportive backrest, and you’ve got yourself a match made in active-sitting heaven. Replacing your desk chair with a Balance Ball Chair will lead you to a stronger, healthier back and a firmer core, one work session at a time. Bonus points? It’s been proven to burn more calories than regular sitting. (Fist bumps.)
Our Balance Ball Chair collection includes our best-selling Classic Balance Ball Chair, our Custom Fit Balance Ball Chair with adjustable backrest and legs, our Backless Classic Balance Ball Chair for those who want to maintain their posture without the use of a backrest, and for perfect pint-sized posture, our Kids Classic Balance Ball Chair. Needless to say, we’ve thought of every body.
Remember, your spine is your lifeline. By maintaining a healthy spine, you’re laying a solid foundation for an overall healthier body (and mind!). A healthy spine leads to better posture, increased stability, and a sound sense of balance. And that’s something we can all feel good about.
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