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    Exercise ball as chair?

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    So I started doing this about 6 months back but had to stop due to bring moved to a different department. But want to go back to it. It seemed to be working, I felt my lower back getting stronger. I started of with a few hours each day and worked my wY up to a full day. I plans to build my desk up to adjust to a standing or sitting desk. So I can go back and forth. Anyone else do anything like this. I need to go to the ball in the stand due to aluminum shavings on the ground now. ImageUploadedByMarks Daily Apple Forum1384515890.110304.jpgImageUploadedByMarks Daily Apple Forum1384515897.532871.jpg

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    Why would it be a disruption in the office? Only a few people asked me about it and it was more of is it working? I didn't play around with it, I just sit in it then roll it under my desk so it doesn't roll out and around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkelley View Post
    Why would it be a disruption in the office? Only a few people asked me about it and it was more of is it working? I didn't play around with it, I just sit in it then roll it under my desk so it doesn't roll out and around.
    20-something year old girl, in tight pants, bouncing up and down on a ball all day in an office of 100ish people about 50/50 men and women in an open area with half walls only dividing groups of 6-8 desks...
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    I've done it in the past, but as it is I only get a reprieve to sit at my job on rare occasion while doing notes for the day so not worth it for me. If I were sitting 8+ hours though I would consider it again. In the long run your best off to incorporate more mini-breaks where you stand up and move around. Sitting on a physioball is probably better than sitting in a chair BUT its still sitting.

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    That makes total sense, since I am not in my 20's nor a girl in tight pants I won't have that kind if attention. We had someone in a kilt the other day at work. Maybe if I wore that I would get done attention on the ball then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkelley View Post
    That makes total sense, since I am not in my 20's nor a girl in tight pants I won't have that kind if attention. We had someone in a kilt the other day at work. Maybe if I wore that I would get done attention on the ball then.
    Hate my office, women can wear skirts and dresses that are roughly knee length. One of us kilt wearers came in with a kilt WITH APPROVAL FROM SENIOR MANAGEMENT. HR saw it, immediately got on the phone to legal becuase if offended the HR rep that a man was wearing a skirt, legal quickly issued a decree from corporate that men can not wear 'skirt like garments', go home and change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmercer View Post
    20-something year old girl, in tight pants, bouncing up and down on a ball all day in an office of 100ish people about 50/50 men and women in an open area with half walls only dividing groups of 6-8 desks...
    I don't understand why this would be a distr.....sorry, what was I saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmercer View Post
    Hate my office, women can wear skirts and dresses that are roughly knee length. One of us kilt wearers came in with a kilt WITH APPROVAL FROM SENIOR MANAGEMENT. HR saw it, immediately got on the phone to legal becuase if offended the HR rep that a man was wearing a skirt, legal quickly issued a decree from corporate that men can not wear 'skirt like garments', go home and change.
    Aww.. That's bullshit!!! There is nothing sexier than a big strong man in a kilt (I'd prefer them with long hair and unshaven as well)... As our HR department is mainly woman I don't think that would be an issue anyway... maybe the drool would
    Besides it's discrimination against a persons heritage. I didn't think that would be allowed...

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    My chiropractor gifted one to me and told me to use it at home, but I think I might bring it in to work. The only problem is it would be too low for me to really type comfortably at my desk. I definitely feel a difference when I've been using the ball for an hour or two everyday, at home.
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