So we knew it wouldn’t take long before one of us bought one of these and it was of course Jill who did it. She went onto Amazon 2 days ago and bought one of these cool office ball chairs. The one she bought was made by a company called Gaiam who are apparently the best makers of these products.
It was delivered this morning and her face lit up when she took it out of the box. The ball is separate and you just need to put it into the chair part where it attaches. You then sit on the ball and continue to get on with your work. Jill has been on it for a few hours now and says she can feel the difference already.
The way they work is that you are constantly balancing on top of the ball, so your core body is always engaged. So in actual fact you are working out without even realizing it. Not saying Jill needs the exercise but she seems delighted with the product and already talking about buying one for her home.
She chose a black one to match the office but you can buy them in 6 different colors which is great if you want to mix things up (office ball chair: consumer review). Paul is already thinking about buying a red one because that is his favorite color of course. They cost about $80 which actually isn’t anymore expensive than a regular office chair, so that is a big benefit.
The ball itself is quite large at 52 cms and it comes with a pump so you can pump it up to the right size. It only took Jill a few minutes to get it all setup this morning and no screwdrivers were necessary!
We’ll see how things go with this one but we could all soon be sat on them as they do appear to have good health benefits and are relatively cheap considering.