Office Trend Helps Employees Get A Workout At Their Otherwise Sedentary Jobs
Driven by the popularity of Pilates and other core-strength fitness regimens, the newest trend in office furniture is … exercise balls. Already widespread in Europe and Canada (where entire office buildings have replaced regular chairs with colorful exercise balls) this trend was picked up by cutting-edge California workplaces like Google (where nearly half of its employees sit on balls) and has spread to heartland cities like Milwaukee. Considered a boon to people who sit in offices all day, the ball-chair provides all-day muscle toning that improves posture and controls back pain. The article ends with a number of ball-chair tips.
Source: Vikki Ortiz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; May 15, 2006