Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Using an exercise ball as a chair

I've been trying out using an exercise ball as a chair. Originally I was going to do this at work where I spend the most time sitting in a chair but it turned out my manager wasn't too keen and I'd already brought the ball so I'm doing it at home.

These are my early observations, I'll probably come back later fix a load of grammar issues and add a picture or two and do an update.


  • you need a high desk
  • It's difficult to get into a good position
  • You have to wear something that covers the bottom of your legs - a dressing gown just isn't going to cut it.
  • it's fun to bounce on
  • make space for your arms
Over all I think I'm going to stick with it for now but keep my normal chair close in case it gets too tiring. It's forced me to clear a lot of clutter which is good.

1 comment:

Completenutter2 said...

It's supposed to be tiring.
You still chill out in your dressing gown?
I found the ball quite an interesting proposition, but as you, my desk was the wrong height, meant I couldn't work.

My job wouldn't let me do it either, rules about number of wheels, and that the seat must be adjustable.

Enjoy your experiment!