Exercise Office Chair

Exercise Office Chair

Quality Price Usability The Chair Gym Great for work or home. It may not be a fashion statement but it certainly gets the job done. Great whether you want to work your arms, legs, or get in a total body workout. The Chair Gym is a top seller and … more » Quality Price Usability Office Ball Chair Roll a stability ball up to your desk to work with a different “attitude”. Can be used with or without a ball chair base and can be easily deflated. Softer on your bottom and can also help you to engage … more » Quality Price Usability Office Gym Similar to the Chair Gym except it is a chair attachment. Keep your comfy office chair and set your timer for every 20 minutes or so and still … more » Quality Price Usability VQ ActionCare This is an industrial quality fitness product made for exercising your entire body with arm attachments and step. Several attachments available including leg pedals … more » About Office Exercise Chairs There are several different types and styles of chairs and exercise chair attachments that are manufactured specifically for the office or home environment so you can exercise productively in a small space. Exercise chairs can generally be grouped as resistance or stability. Another group of chairs are classified under “ergonomic” chairs and you can find more information here. The balance (or stability) ball chair can be used quite comfortably with or without a ball chair base. Which ever way you choose to use it, make sure you set it up properly for comfort and good posture. Ensure your knees aren’t above your hips. If this happens you either need to blow up the ball more or need a larger ball. Some resistance chairs can provide a complete full body workout. This allows you to actively work your muscles. Of course you will probably have to stop working for a minute or two while you use them but a quick break every 15 minutes is better than no break at all. Movement is an important key to avoiding or reversing the damages of sitting disease. Share7 +1 Tweet Pin RedditShares 7Let’s Hang Out! Treadmill Desks Ball Chairs Stand Up Desks Exercise Chairs Walking Desks Pedal Exercisers Arm Bikes Office Stools Hand Trainers Ergonomic Office Equipment
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Exercise Office Chair

Quality Price Usability The Chair Gym Great for work or home. It may not be a fashion statement but it certainly gets the job done. Great whether you want to work your arms, legs, or get in a total body workout. The Chair Gym is a top seller and … more » Quality Price Usability Office Ball Chair Roll a stability ball up to your desk to work with a different “attitude”. Can be used with or without a ball chair base and can be easily deflated. Softer on your bottom and can also help you to engage … more » Quality Price Usability Office Gym Similar to the Chair Gym except it is a chair attachment. Keep your comfy office chair and set your timer for every 20 minutes or so and still … more » Quality Price Usability VQ ActionCare This is an industrial quality fitness product made for exercising your entire body with arm attachments and step. Several attachments available including leg pedals … more » About Office Exercise Chairs There are several different types and styles of chairs and exercise chair attachments that are manufactured specifically for the office or home environment so you can exercise productively in a small space. Exercise chairs can generally be grouped as resistance or stability. Another group of chairs are classified under “ergonomic” chairs and you can find more information here. The balance (or stability) ball chair can be used quite comfortably with or without a ball chair base. Which ever way you choose to use it, make sure you set it up properly for comfort and good posture. Ensure your knees aren’t above your hips. If this happens you either need to blow up the ball more or need a larger ball. Some resistance chairs can provide a complete full body workout. This allows you to actively work your muscles. Of course you will probably have to stop working for a minute or two while you use them but a quick break every 15 minutes is better than no break at all. Movement is an important key to avoiding or reversing the damages of sitting disease. Share7 +1 Tweet Pin RedditShares 7
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Exercise Office Chair

Many of us spend the majority of our professional lives sitting, which makes the office chair an all-important piece of furniture. Lately mine hasn't been cutting it, so as an experiment, I swapped my chair with an exercise ball. Here's what's been great about it, what's been less than perfect, and what you might want to consider if you're interested in switching to an exercise ball as your office chair.
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Exercise Office Chair

After a couple more days of this, you may find yourself sitting on the exercise ball chair for much longer periods of time. (A week later, I spend the majority of my day on the exercise ball chair, but still take lots of breaks and occasionally switch back to the old chair.)
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Exercise Office Chair

Sitting on a chair requires no muscle activity at all and it actually hurts us for a number of reasons, says John P. Porcari, PhD, FACSM, exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. “For one, people tend to slouch and use poor posture, and sitting in a chair puts your abs on ‘slack’ and decreases core strength. Using an exercise ball counteracts both of these things.” Although you can still use poor posture on a ball, sitting properly requires subtle muscle contractions of the core, hip and leg muscles to maintain balance, which contribute to muscle tone.
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Exercise Office Chair

But there are some drawbacks, says Jessica Matthews, assistant professor of exercise science at Miramar College in San Diego. “Sitting on a ball creates an increased load on the lumbar (lower back) spine and discomfort over time. Prolonged periods of sitting, whether in a chair or on an exercise ball, can also lead to poor body mechanics and posture.”
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Exercise Office Chair

Kelli Calabrese, MS, an exercise physiologist and spokesman for the American Council on Exercise, says yes. Calebrese believes in 60-second or 10-minute bursts of aerobic exertion. “This is cardio — if you get in your heart rate zone,” she says.
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Exercise Office Chair

My alternatives were to adopt a standing desk or a treadputer or try a more ergonomically-designed Aeron or similar chair (like a good pair of shoes and a quality mattress, it's the everyday things that are worth investing in). Being both a yoga lover and a cheapskate, I decided to first try out this exercise ball chair for $75.
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Triceps dips can be done almost anywhere, including a cubicle. Using a sturdy desk or a non-rolling chair, sit at the very edge and place hands on either side of the body while gripping the chair’s edge. With the feet planted on the floor a step or two away from the desk or chair, straighten up the arms to lift up the body. Next, bend the arms to reach a 90-degree angle so that your body dips down, hold, and re-straighten while keeping the body raised above the chair. Complete 8-10 reps.
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Adequate physical activity is often difficult to achieve, particularly if you're employed in a sedentary office job. While simple changes, such as taking the stairs or parking farther away from the office do help to some extent, the large amount of time you spend sitting at your desk does nothing to improve your fitness. Use the time you sit in a chair to refine your health with discrete chair exercises.
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Instead of swapping one for the other, avoid the “all or nothing” mentality so common in health and fitness, says Matthews. “Instead of ditching your desk chair entirely for an exercise ball or skipping out on using the ball altogether, Matthews recommends alternating between sitting on the two throughout the day.” Try 20 to 30 minutes at a time. And be sure to inflate the ball to its proper height; your thighs should be parallel to the floor when you’re seated on the ball. A 45 cm ball works best for women under 5 feet tall; a 55 cm ball fits women between 5’ to 5’ 7” and a 65 cm ball is best for those 5’8” and over.
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The first time you sit on an exercise ball at your desk, your back will probably shoot up so straight you'll feel like a marionette. If you're like me, this will be a foreign, even delightful experience (oh, that's what it's like?). Twenty minutes later, if you're like me, your butt will hurt and you will switch back to your regular chair which will feel mushy by comparison.
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This exercise works the muscles of the lower leg, particularly the triceps surae and tibialis anterior. While sitting tall in your chair, position your legs to 90 degrees and place your feet flat on the floor. Press the balls of your feet into the floor to lift your heels as high as possible. Squeeze your calves at the top of the movement. Lower your heels back to the floor and immediately lift your toes 1 to 2 inches off the floor so that the muscle on the front of your shin is fully contracted. Lower your toes back to the floor. Continue to “rock” your feet back and forth until you have completed 10 to 20 lifts to the front and back.