Reddit mentions: The best exercise ball chairs

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u/MorituraZebra · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

Eccentriczebpajamas, congrats!

Fellow hEDS, got married last July (pre-diagnosis), and I think I’ve got some ideas for you:

For the shoes, not sure where to look - I have really HUGE feel (size 12-13 women’s), so I struggled too, but ended up finding a cheap pair that looked great and kinda worked for me. They were tolerable but not comfortable, and I regret not focusing more time on finding a better pair.

For the registry, I’ve had really good luck with the OXO Good Grips series of stuff (their handles are chunky enough that I don’t tend to sublux my fingers, even gripping hard)

The can opener I use is a blue version of this one: (OXO Good Grips Can Opener

They also have a kitchen starter set that might be good to work with:(OXO Good Grips 15-Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set

When I can cook, I use these gloves instead of potholders - they’re great for the heat, don’t require as much hand strength/fine motor skills as potholders would, and also do a great job at gripping/opening stuck can lids: (Silicone Oven Gloves Extra Thick Heat Resistant Oven Mitts from Aocome, for Cooking Grilling BBQ and Baking, Quilted Cotton Lining, Waterproof Non-Slip Grip Food Grade Safe 1 Pair

For sitting, this chair is my favorite. Looks goofy, but hurts WAY less than anything else I’ve tried:
(Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Purple

A WiFi blood pressure monitor like the one from Nokia (I have the older Withings version) can be great for helping keep track of your overall health (along with things like FitBits, WiFi thermometers, etc., if you’re into that: (Nokia BPM+ – Compact Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Finally, if you have room, a shower stool can be super helpful if you spend too many spoons in one place and struggle to stand up in the shower (there are lots of types, including pretty wooden ones, but this type is really easy to assemble): (Medokare Shower Stool with Padded Seat - Shower Seats for Seniors with Tote Bag, Shower Bench Bath Chair, Handicap Shower Seat for Adults, Shower Stools and Benches

Oh! And bonus last-minute add: overhead lights that you can turn off from your phone, so you can go to bed and THEN turn off the lights, instead of trying to fumble your way across your room in the dark (they can also turn your room into a bright rainbow disco, if you’re into that): (Philips Hue 464479 60W Equivalent White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, 3rd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

Good luck, and I hope you have a wonderful wedding day!

...ETA, this set of pots and pans! They have big rubbery handles that are easy to work with, and they’re easy to clean - they can go straight into the dishwasher: (The Pioneer Woman Vintage Speckle 10-Piece Non-Stick Pre-Seasoned Cookware Set (Turquiose)

u/Fmradiochick · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My goal is to spend the next 6 weeks getting to a point where I truly love myself. I feel like my friends here and IRL tell me how amazing I am and that I'm a great person but I just don't see it. I would like to see it and appreciate what they see in me instead of wanting to run when I hear it. Id like to get to a point where I can take a compliment. So to do this I'll start by not running away when people compliment me or trying to say "oh no I'm really not" or one of the many excuses I use. I'll be evaluating myself by making sure I don't do this and hopefully at the end I will be able to take a compliment.

I will also be working on maintaining a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to workout for at least 2 hours 5 days a week. I want to finally look decent in a bikini this summer. Hell I live in FL. So basically I need to cut the crap and not give up. This past week has been intense and I just have wanted to give up so many times. But I keep telling myself nothing worth doing is ever easy. I plan on using my FitBit I just got to keep my progress and encourage me. I'll consider myself successful if I loose the weight goal I have and can complete a 5k.

I would like my cheerleaders to be /u/Bunnylebowski1 /u/eatingdust and /u/nohope4all ((I'm on mobile I hope I got that last one right lol))

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I absolutely love to workout to [Warrior] ( by Kimbra and Foster the People.

u/TooManlyShoes · 2 pointsr/JuneBumpers2017

I hope your birthday gets better. :(

For the sciatica, the yoga ball has seriously helped me. And I imagine you sit a lot at the call center. Maybe get one of those yoga ball chairs? Like this:

Or they have those ones where it's like half a ball, but I dont know what they're called.

But that might help. But maybe check with Dr to make sure it won't mess with your cervix.

Do you and your fiancee have a day off together soon? You can wait and celebrate your birthday then. Which I know isn't the same. But a nice date or a delicious meal he makes for you might be something amazing to look forward to.

Pick out the crib you want, and tell your mom that if she wants to get you a crib, she can get you that one. And then put it on your registry. And whoever actually buys it, buys it. And if she doesn't get on it, that's on her.

u/smashdragon · 2 pointsr/neoliberal
  • You can make a serviceable standing desk by stacking a small table on top of a desk.

  • If you're using a computer, make sure the monitor is at eye level. Screen risers are good, but stack books under your monitor if you're slumming it

  • If you're writing on paper, having an angled work surface like a drafting table is better for your back, wrists and arms.

  • Exercise balls are a good alternative for desk chairs, they force you to adopt better posture and engage the balancing muscles in your back. Balance ball chars are also a thing that secure you in place, making it more convenient

  • bad posture is an unfortunate reality for desk-workers. I've had back troubles for years. The best way to deal with it is to strengthen and stretch the muscles in your back. Take frequent stretch breaks (every hour or so), and probably once a day do a routine of planks, pushups, squats and dips (that's what I do anyway)
u/chugotit · 1 pointr/loseit

This. And I call bullshit on you not having the time to get some exercise during your "busy but sedentary day". Sure, you may not have the time to hit the gym or take a shower if you get sweaty, but you can get more exercise during the day... Walk between meetings or appointments. No time? Park further away and walk fast for a few minutes.

Stuck at a desk on the phone?

Swap your chair for one of these

Get one of these under the desk

If you can make this work in your office and have the funds, I highly recommend this

Sling some weight while on conference calls

My point is that your best chance at success is not to come up with excuses or be a victim. Instead, figure out how to get some exercise, in spite of being busy and having a sedentary job. Sure, it's not the same as freeing up an hour or two a day to 'hit the gym', but if you can get 25% of your exercise requirements addressed without adding a 25th hour to your day, your 25% closer to your end goal.

Lots of little things add up... A little more exercise, a little more water intake, a little more attention to portion control, a little more of your plate filled with veggies. Suddenly, a new you! You can do this.

u/carissalf · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hooray for finally getting the hula hoop! I hope it's awesome. Can't wait to hear how it works out!

I was thinking about getting a stability ball as well. Or, have you seen this chair?

u/Zapwizard · 1 pointr/Vive

A yoga ball works great, and it doesn't hurt if you happen to knock into it.
I use this one and it works great, the slightly oval shape and a seam at the base means it doesn't roll around the room. I just shove into a known corner of the room, and it is easy to find and move without taking off the headset.

u/RubSomeFunkOnIt · 2 pointsr/Games

If you're not looking for anything particularly luxurious try a yoga ball. They're cheap as shit and can be used as a foot rest as well. They're also easy to move and store and super good for your posture (I guess).

They even make a special yoga ball chair if you're interested.

u/betawavebabe · 1 pointr/flexibility

I bought this one. The back support was nice and just the right height for me to lean back and crack my back. 😊

u/robbie_3_rob · 1 pointr/Cloud9

This is a great point. I spent a lot on a nice gaming chair and ended up just giving it to my brother because it didn't really help my back. I now play games on this bad boy

u/Cwreck92 · 13 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Link to the chair:

I've had mine for about 2 years now, and have used it every day since. My back is much, much stronger. It develops core strength, and forces you to stay postured.
It attacks and engages the small muscle groups in your back, and core, including obliques. It's great.

u/abuzzooz · 1 pointr/DotA2

there are many models on the net, but from the reviews I read, this seemed to be the most popular one. I was going to buy it for myself but then I started going to the gym regularly for half a year now so now my posture is much better. I might still buy it in the future.

u/kyeks · 2 pointsr/ITCareerQuestions

I used to sit on one of the big exercise balls but found it limited my movement between monitors and when people would come up to my desk. Found the perfect solution:

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black

I've been using it for two weeks and don't have back pain anymore or hip pain! Well worth it.

u/SteveIsAtWork · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

What's the best chair for your back? My coworker has a chair like this Chair ball hyperlink, should I get something similiar?

u/elephantballerina · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had this Gaim yoga ball chair for the past 2 years. It has held up really well, and I like that it has the seat base which makes it a bit taller and also a bit easier in the workplace (don't want that thing rolling away!).

u/DeathByTrayItShallBe · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

For adults haha its supposed to be great for your back and core.

u/eAthleteLurker · 1 pointr/xxfitness

You should go to a Dr. Sorry, but it's true.
It could be more than just lack to padding (fat). I am and have always been very thin. I all of a sudden have pain in the same area and was diagnosed (MRI) with a bone marrow edema in my sits bone. It's from a number of factors including overuse, inflammation, sitting at a desk, and my mattress needing to be updated. I did strong curves and ride a bicycle 4 times a week, I sit on a Giam ball chair (link below) and got a new (expensive) mattress.
I still have pain when sitting for over an hour so I'm looking at standing desks. I've also had a cortisone shot in the area. All of which has helped.
Go to the Dr and find out what's going on. Plenty of skinny people can sit all day without pain - something likely needs attention from a Dr. Good luck.

u/justcallmesparky · 12 pointsr/todayilearned

Please look into chair inserts or exercise balls and rubber bands across the chair legs. Each of these allow the student to move without being a huge distraction to the others. Exercise balls like this can be left at the desk without them rolling all over the room.

u/93coupe · 2 pointsr/bjj

A ball chair like this might help, or if you could setup your workstation so you are standing. With everything in life try not to have your body in one position for hours at a time.

u/andra-moi-ennepe · 2 pointsr/telecommuting

I have a Herman Miller [Aeron] ( and recently got a [balance ball chair] ( for working from my sweetie's house. Though the latter cost an order of magnitude less than the former, I like it much better! The only caveat: it makes you use muscles that might be weak from not being used. I recommend against using it for 8 hours on day 1... Work up to it like any new "workout."

u/Kesadillas · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are chairs that are sort of like exercise balls, they look ridiculous but apparently are really good for your posture

u/nosudo4u · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have an exercise ball rolly chair thing, kind of like this one from Gaiam on Amazon. It's helped a ton with discomfort in my tailbone while sitting. I also keep a permanent water bottle at my desk that I refill often. It helps to keep a special one just for work so I don't have to remember to bring one from home every day.

u/venge1155 · 1 pointr/pics

I have a coworker that uses one of these she seems to like it a lot.

u/Feelsliketeenspirit · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Hehe it does take some concentration to stay on. You could always get a yoga ball chair which at least holds the ball in place:

That should help a little bit, but try the ball first.

u/dogsarepeople2 · 1 pointr/Posture

I've been using this exercise ball chair for four months now and I love it. It takes some getting used to at first, but it's really hard to slouch in it.

u/chrishrtmn · 1 pointr/battlestations

I didn't see a need to pay $1000 for a chair if I already have back problems so I figured this should help me out better. Only about $65 on Amazon:

u/fickit1time · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can buy her the yoga ball chair or if your in canada, costco has them for $99

u/glemnar · 5 pointsr/Wellthatsucks

Then you have the even more absurdist bouncy ball chair

u/samiisexii · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got one of these yoga ball chairs and it helped a lot:

u/ciabattabing16 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I got 3 people in my office sitting on these

The asian girl insists on this

Unfortunately, they all insist on jamming Doritos in their faces during the day. So small victories I suppose.

u/zoahporre · 1 pointr/videos

Might be one of these

u/WolfPeach · 2 pointsr/yoga

I don't know if this is exactly the kind of thing you are looking for, but have you thought about trying one of these?:

u/jwalker16 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

What are your thoughts on the balance ball chairs?

u/AngreBeaver · 1 pointr/massage

30 minutes will definitely be enough time for them to accomplish something, but we aren't miracle workers so don't get upset if leave still feeling a little tight.
Are you able to get a new office chair? If you have a big yoga ball at home, I'd suggest bringing that in to work to use as a chair for a little while, people in the office might give you odd looks but it's worth it if it keeps you pain free. You could even get one of these. Regardless of what chair you sit in all day, you should set reminders for yourself to get up and move every hour or so, just getting up and stretching for a few minutes can really help avoid the stress building up to where you are now.

u/gaboremes · 2 pointsr/mexico

Si he visto estas pero no se que tanto aguante, edito vídeo 4-6 hrs seguidas al día y por eso consideraba una silla gamer que dicen ser buenas para la espalda para largas horas de uso

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black

u/van_gofuckyourself · 2 pointsr/Games

Check out getting a yoga ball, possibly with a chair adapter. I work in tech from home and game a lot, so I'm in my desk chair for up to 14 hours on some days, and a normal chair was KILLING my lower back. I ordered one of these, and while I still get sore on occasion (I'm pushing 30 so that's the result of a mostly stationary life I guess) it's miles above my old standard chair and the soreness isn't nearly as bad.

Here's the one I have:

My desk is just a standard table top style Ikea desk, and it works fine for me. Never cared for the keyboard/mouse trays below the desk myself.