Desk chair or exercise ball? It's quite the predicament ;) This is another one of those subjective answers, which is, it depends on your personal preference.
Super helpful, I know.
If your question is more along the lines of "is a desk chair or exercise ball better for my health?", then the answer will change a bit, but it will still be subjective depending on who you ask. So, let's break each down a bit to make this post a little more helpful.
The term desk chair itself is a pretty broad term, which is why our computer desk chairs category is filled with a ton of options. For sake of this blog post, we're going to refer to desk chair as a synonym for computer desk chair.
Below we've listed some pros and cons of desk chairs in comparison to an exercise ball:
- - Ergonomic functions available
- - Not conducive to active sitting
What's not to love about an exercise ball? They're fun to sit on and can help you stay in a constant state of active sitting while you work, which can be good for your overall health. Even though they are fun to sit on and can help the day go by faster, they also have drawbacks when used on a consistent basis in an office environment.
Below we've listed some pros and cons of using an exercise ball for your office chair:
- - Good for active sitting
- - Lacks ergonomic functionality
- - Not good for people that sit for long hours and need proper back and lumbar support.
Did you decide which one is the better option for you? Leave a comment below about your desk chair decision. Questions? Feel free to give us a call!