I recently bought one of these super tough exercise balls to sit on in my home office.
I was noticing some stiffness in my hips due to my little snuggly girl wanting to sit on my lap while I’m working. Of course, when she’s comfy and purring I don’t want to move around the way I should because she’s so darned cute. Steve said Emily would protest the ball – no lap for her – but we worked out an arrangement.
Here’s what I’ve learned from sitting on the ball:
- Start slowly – just an hour or so at the beginning
- Wriggling is good – burns calories, tightens the core
- Keep it inflated – the right height is important
I’m always wriggling around on the ball. I’m a natural fidgeter and this gives me more fidget capabilities. I once read that knitting is productive fidgeting. I also noticed that I got really tired sitting on the ball.
Yes, tired from sitting.
I was sore the first day, but a good sore – across my sides and into the hip area. It felt like a light workout, which is fine by me.
I do have to limit my ball sitting time, however, because I get really truly physically exhausted – the fidget factor.