How ToHow to Use an Exercise Ball Chair…Plus Standing Desk Tips jr69 6 years ago 24 Comments Facebook Prev Article Next Article www.gettoyourcore.com How to choose the right ball for a chair. How to create a standing coomputer station. Plus…exercise ball surfing! 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A cheap option for a balance board it to screw a 2X4 on edge through the middle of a length of wooden board, say 1″X12″.perpendicular to the grain. The idea of micro breaks and changing work positions is also an eye opener. For standing alterations, rotate rocker 90 degrees. Great ideas to build on, thanks. posturedoc November 7, 2012 That will get it done! MrLuigiVampa November 7, 2012 I see – your 85cm Gymnic isn’t burst resistant? To be honest I probably don’t really need a burst resistant. I’ll be using the 85cm as a computer chair exclusively for just a few hours a day. I have no plans on bouncing around my house on it;) I’ve had my 75cm for 10 years. It was a cheap one and I’ve had no problems. My Thera Band experience has left me weary of online shopping – but walking into a retail store and finding ANY 85cm ball is next to impossible. I’ll check OPTP. Thanks Dr Steve! posturedoc November 8, 2012 Looks like the burst resistant 85cm is a bigfoot item! OPTP has the physio gymnic 85 cm but not burst resistant. But like I said…I’ve had mine for almost 10 years. MrLuigiVampa November 8, 2012 Are you able to recommend a website where I could find an 85cm Gymnic Plus? So far, I’ve been unable to find a burst-resistant 85cm Gymnic. I’ve only been able to find standard 85cm Gymnics that aren’t burst-resistant. Finding a good 85cm ball is like finding Bigfoot, it seems;) posturedoc November 8, 2012 Yep, I’ve experienced poor quality and consistency with theraband balls as well. I use their bands but not balls. Yes the big red one I’m on is a Gymnic. But I recommend a Gymnic Plus so it’s burst resistant. I’ve had that big red ball for almost 10 years. MrLuigiVampa November 8, 2012 Hey Dr. Steve. Thanks for sharing your knowledge – it’s very helpful. I’ve been using a 75cm ball as computer chair for the past 2 months, and my back feels better. However, I will need to go to an 85cm ball so that I can reach my keyboard easier. Is your 85cm a Gymnic? Looks like one. I ordered an 85cm Thera Band ball, but in reality it was only 65 cm, even though it said 85cm right on the ball. I have since learned this is a problem with Thera Band balls. Officino2 November 8, 2012 Have you tried the Officino Ball chair? ladybugsing November 8, 2012 I just found out that I have a broken back sponyolitheises I used a towel like a rocker board it really helps to relieve the contours and shorted ligaments that I developed. Thanks for sharing your information… posturedoc November 8, 2012 Cool…nothing worse to be short at at a desk. o00thunderhawk00o November 8, 2012 yeah i returned it and just got a 75 and it feels much better. thanks posturedoc November 8, 2012 If it was me, I’d go 75 for sure. o00thunderhawk00o November 8, 2012 i got a 65cm ball is its at a decent height but im thinking maybe a bigger one would be better. im 6″1. should i go for the 75? posturedoc November 8, 2012 I understand your dilemma. BEST option is a custom height workstation so you can use a 65 cm ball that would allow your feet to hit the ground. Or better yet, create a standing desk station as described in the video and layover your ball for a micro-break. posturedoc November 8, 2012 I understand your dilemma. BEST option is a custom height workstation so you can use a 65 cm ball that would allow your feet to hit the ground. posturedoc November 8, 2012 awesome creativity! good work! bluebookworm33 November 8, 2012 Very useful video! I would *really* love to be able to use a ball as a desk chair but I’m only 4’11”. If I find a ball that lets me reach the desk, my feet don’t reach the floor. What would you recommend? bonzaibb12 November 8, 2012 Google routinely has guest speakers like you this would be a great thing to bring into the Corp world. murali24580 November 8, 2012 I appreciate your response. I had low back caused by a disc bulge in L3,L4 and L4-L5 discs. I underwent Pelvic traction for 12 days and my pain was relieved. I resumed my evening walks but could not walk normally. So had to use a pelvic belt. But now, I have developed pain again and have started pelvic traction. Would you recommend using the gym ball as a chair right now? Can just sitting on a gym ball aggravate a bulging disc? Please help me Sir? Android369 November 8, 2012 Oh Doc, i’m not feeling very well. Help me but don’t make me beg on my knees. They are too precious to sit on them. gotbletu November 8, 2012 Thanks, those are good ideas to try out, i will give it a go. The balance board looks tuff posturedoc November 8, 2012 Definitely will not weaken them. Research shows not much difference in actual activation of core muscles (Stu Mcgill and colleagues). But in my opinion it will not hurt the back. It just makes for more “dynamic sitting”, and is conducive to doing “microbreaks” where you lay over the ball to pay tissue debt created by hunching over a computer. Ultimate advice…use it in spurts, not for all day long. murali24580 November 8, 2012 Would using the exercise ball as a chair weaken the back muscles or make them strong? Can sitting on an exercise ball for nearly 4 to 6 hours hurt the back? Please advise me sir?