A sitting ball, also known as an exercise ball or stability ball, is an interesting alternative when it comes to ergonomic seating. They are more playful than office chairs and, in terms of ergonomics, even better. When sitting on a chair, there is still a (small) static load on the body because you don't move. However, this is different with a sitting ball because you are constantly in motion.
What is a sitting ball?
An ergonomic sitting ball for the office is a round, inflatable ball used for sitting. Sitting balls are usually made of PVC material and are available in various sizes. The idea behind using an ergonomic sitting ball is that sitting on the ball forces you to maintain balance and use your muscles to maintain good posture. As a result, using a balance ball can help reduce back and neck pain and promote a healthy sitting posture. Sitting balls are often used in offices, fitness centers, and homes as an alternative chair.