Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trying the Ball

I get bad back pain when I sit at the computer for long periods of time.  I know it's because my posture suffers.  I start out sitting in pretty good alignment  but after just a few minutes of getting engrossed in something I'm doing on the computer, I start slumping.  After awhile of this, my back is killing me.
My daughter told me I should try an exercise ball to sit on.
It's supposed to improve your posture and strengthen your core.
So today I got a yoga ball (65cm) and inflated it when I got home and I'm going to try it.  
It says to start with short 15 minutes segments at first.
The first thing I noticed is that you can move around on it a lot while sitting, keeping the back muscles loose.  I did sit too straight at first, arching my back which made my back hurt even more . . . so don't do that!
We'll see how this works.  I'll keep you informed.
If any of you out there use a ball for your desk chair, let me hear from you.

There are pro and con articles about this but here is one that seemed to make sense.



  1. I hear only the best about these balls--I'll be curious to see what your review is!

    I hope you 're enjoying your Sunday!

  2. Let me know if this works for you, I too have back pain sometimes after sitting for a long time.


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