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Do Exercise Balls Help Posture?

Is sitting on an exercise ball better for your back? Any kind of sitting increases compression on your spine. Remember, the ball does not support your back muscles—it only challenges them. Compression combined with a lack of support may irritate any injury, condition or muscle imbalance you may have, and will likely increase your pain if used for too long.

Is sitting on a gym ball good for you? Benefits of Using a Stability Ball Sitting on an exercise ball can improve your stability and balance, as you must constantly engage the core abdominal muscles to stay upright. A stronger core helps protect the lower back and promote better posture.

How long should I sit on an exercise ball? Only use the equipment for a maximum of 20 minutes and alternate between an ergonomic office chair. Focus on pulling the tummy button in to keep the ball stable and keep feet flat on the floor. Make sure you purchase a ball with anti-burst technology.