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Discussion on: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work

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Jaaki

This is something I've been curious about Molly, as I really like to be active as well. Whether it be running, cycling or just being crazy.

A few hours in an office chair is enough to have a bad effect on breathing and circulation. So a different approach is to grab a gym ball.

I started sitting on a gym ball some time ago and it's also had some really good benefits. On a gym ball your constantly active and engaged.

Core is tensed, back is straight and moving around doesn't require pushing a chair back as the gym ball is less in the way.

Not to mention that bouncing whilst coding has become my favourite pass time!

Bouncy ball

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fischgeek

Haha! As long as you don't put it in one of those stupid, purpose-defeating-chairs These totally take away the point of the strengthening the core!

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Jaaki

Haha, no way!! That's so funny though :D

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Wade Williams

Thank you for sharing, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in the last week or so.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

LOVE IT! I have a gym ball in my office at home and some days if my legs are particularly tired from an active weekend or something I sit on the gym ball.

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Jaaki

Yes, the pink is great! :D
I'll definitely be putting some of your tips to use soon.

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Jonathan Kuhl

Should use a good exercise ball as a chair too. Helps with your core. :)