you remember the Hippity Hop jumping ball you had when you were a
kid? You know, the round rubber ball with a handle on top that you could
bounce all over the yard? Well the fun is not over just because you’re
all grown up and you sit in front of a computer all day long.
The BalanceBall Chair by Gaiam is like a grown up version of the old Hippity Hop.
Sort of. Okay, I don’t get to go bouncing all over the office in it and it doesn’t
have a handle, but it sure does turn heads. Not a day goes by that a customer doesn’t
notice it and say something like “Wow, I’ve never seen a chair like that.”
And I suspect that my co-workers steal it away from my desk when I’m on vacation.
It is essentially a Balance Ball in a wheeled chair base.
You’ve probably heard that sitting on a Balance Ball instead of a chair is good for
your back and hips and all-over alignment.
Ever tried that? It’s hard! You have to balance it all day. That’s why it’s called
a Balance Ball. The BalanceBall Chair is basically the a wimpy variation.
You get a lot of those same benefits without having to keep the ball balanced.
When I first got my chair I could really feel my lower back starting to
get stronger. In other words, it ached. Now it is totally natural for me
to sit in this chair every day, and it is sooo comfortable. The chair
comes with a desktop exercise book that you can set on your desk and
look at every day. Some more ambitious folks might even do some of the
exercises. The chair is made by a cool company called Gaiam and is sold on their website
as well as some other online dealers such as Drugstore.com.