Many people also claim there are numerous benefits to replacing overused computer desk chairs with exercise balls. Sitting on an exercise ball is said to improve back health because your need to balance also works to correct your posture. And according to a 2007 study by the Mayo Clinic, one of Minnesota’s top medical centers, exercise balls have more than just physical benefits. The study worked with several groups of students in different elementary schools and replaced regular classroom chairs with exercise balls. The results were fascinating: Exercise balls not only promoted healthy movement but also seemed to improve children’s abilities to concentrate.
Okay, so if I’m going to be honest here… I rarely work out. I went on a running kick last summer and was surprised that I could even run at all, but I wasn’t really a “smart” runner and it didn’t work out. I always have an excuse not to work out, most of which revolve around how long it takes me to do my hair. Oh, and let’s not mention the fact that I wake up at 5:05 already and I’m exhausted (still at my computer) by 1am.
I have to admit, I was really intrigued by the myBall exercise ball for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that I’ve used these things when I went to the trainer with my mom. And it’s the best for strengthening and defining core muscles. The second (more shallow, but still valid in my opinion) is how cute they are!
myBall, good for a light workout
I am also really interested in these because I sit for a ridiculous number of hours a day. I wish I had a more active lifestyle, but I don’t. I work on a computer nearly every day. Even on the weekends, I’m sitting for six to eight hours a day catching up on TCP work. It’s simply not healthy. (I’m surprised I haven’t melted right into my chair quite frankly.)
myBall cover are nice alternative seating option at your desk
Eventually, myBall will make custom logo covers for colleges
myBall is a microfiber canvas cover that turns a PVC plastic stability ball into something more sophisticated, hygienic and portable. Basically take any 65cm/26” or 75cm/29” stability ball, zip the cover on and easily carry it from room to room or with you on the go. When it gets dirty, zip it off and throw it in the wash.
I have to say that this is definitely something I used to think about…. I obviously think the hygienic aspect is a HUGE plus!
myBall covers have an integrated handle that make them easy to carry from room to room or with you on the go.
Easy to take on, off and wash
myBall just launched on indiegogo where you can pre-order a myBall cover for $35!!!