So one day while shopping during lunch at Target (I do love Target!), I decided to stop by the exercise section and see how much an exercise ball was. To my surprise, I found one for $14.99. Which was awesome, however I followed the instructions for my size on the box and got one too small for my desk, so I literally have my ball sitting on phone books (good use for them, right?). Even on the phone books I have noticed a huge difference with my body.
I no longer have to wait 20 or steps to stand up right, I do not have to wait any steps. I walk normal now. I no longer have parts of my body going to sleep and I do not get sleepy at my desk after sitting for a long period of time (bonus). I tend to stretch a lot (back, core and hips), which is great with all the work outs I do and with the current challenge we have going on Fitness with Jamie. I love the fact that I am moving by body side to side front to back, bouncing up and down (which stimulates thinking and well is fun); doing some core work, lifting my legs for a little exercise, all while working. I have noticed that I no longer have back pain at the end of the day. I am also sitting up straight on the ball.
I really thought I would need a ball chair contraption but am very pleasantly surprised that I only needed this $14.99 ball and some unused phone books. I also thought it would take a long time to get use too but it did not take any time at all and my old chair is the perfect place to put my purse :D This may not be for everyone but it certainly is perfect for me! If you decide to get try this out, buy the LARGE ball so that you do not have to use phone books like me :D
Have a very fit day!