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instead of sitting on a chair while at your computer, sit on your exercise ball- it helps your core muscles and can burn up to 50 calories an hour, according to iVillage.

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  • You can also sit on your ball to watch TV.
    emoticon - by MITECU
  • I like to take many smaller walks during the day with my dog Dave, It adds up to about two hours all told but I'm not too exhausted or straining myself when I break up the work outs. It helped me lose three pounds this week! emoticon - by WALKINGDAVE
  • Not only that but it works on tightening your core!! I think that is an even better motivation! - by CHARTHESTAR
  • AZURE-SKY
    Just make sure you're sitting at the proper height for your desk, or you'll cause back strain. I'm 5'2" so I have the smaller exercise ball. When I tried sitting on it to work at my desk, I found that I sat too low to work comfortably. After about 20 minutes I could feel the strain in my back and shoulders. The bigger exercise ball is too big for me, my legs are not at a right angle.

    So, just to let you know that this tip doesn't work for everybody. - by AZURE-SKY
  • I will have to try that..I'm work on my computer alot - by CMORISAK
  • would like to see more proof of that prior to going out and buying a ball. - by HYATTI1
  • nice idea!
    Any extrA work is a bene! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • AMANDACOETZER
    Thanks - by AMANDACOETZER
  • ELLDOCKE
    Way cool - I used to "borrow" a friend's - go in her office to consult & sit on her ball. Time to buy my own. And, thanks for the tips about getting the right height for you and your desk. - by ELLDOCKE
  • Sounds worth trying. Thank you. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Nice - by MARYHENNIG
  • Will have to try that! - by DEBBYNATION
  • LCRUMLEY81
    need to try this - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Watching TV on my exercise bike is a good way to not being a couch potato. - by COLLETTASLIM
  • I'm staring at my physioball as I sit in my chair & type this, but am going to move ball behind desk, then move to living room when I watch TV--not often, but Wheel of Fortune's on.....YAY! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Doing it right now!! - by BUDRFLY31
  • That is what I do!!! I find it works my abs and Back... Well actually My back feels better. - by BECCACOATS

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