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

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