One of the biggest advantages in using an exercise ball, for me personally, is that I am forced to keep my feet on the floor rather than tucked underneath me. Even though I know it’s terrible for my posture and my back, when sitting in any chair (office or kitchen) I inevitably tuck at least one of my legs into my chest and curl (hunch) my back… I like being “tucked into myself”. Unfortunately, this has lead to TERRIBLE posture and continuous lower back pain.
With the excercise ball as a chair I simply cannot bring my legs up under me, unless I want to fall off the ball, and it’s forcing me to sit straight. I have noticed a significant lessening of my lower back pain which I’m so thankful for!