Did you know that sitting all day increases your risk of illnesses like diabetes, obesity and heart disease? Finding an alternative to the conventional office chair has been a stumper until ball chairs! The ball chair is an ingenious new active way of sitting that works your core, abs, and all the other smaller supporting muscles all the while improving your posture, aligning your spine and promoting your general well-being. Ball chairs are now all the rage in the world of fitness in an office setting. They were invented by health and fitness experts and are now recommended by the same as a viable substitute for office chairs. With a wide range of ball chair brands in the market, pinpointing the ideal one is quite perplexing.
Here is The List of the Top 5 Ball Chairs in 2018
5. CanDo Fitness Stability Ball Chair
The CanDo ball chair is very similar to the standard office chair right down to the swivel base. The design allows you to adjust the back rest and/or remove both the back rest and arms rests. This feature is important because it widens the array of activities you can do on this chair. It can be purchased with or without arm rests. The two rear casters lock ensuring your chair stays in place. It comes with a 55cm ball but the metal base is wide enough to fit balls of up to 85cm. The weight limit for this chair is 250 lbs.
4. Sivan Health and Fitness Adjustable Back Balance Ball Chair with Arm Rests
The Sivan ball chair is quite similar to the CanDo except for a few tweaks. One, the Sivan ball chair is specifically designed for sitting low. Sitting low is particularly recommended to ease your body into an ergonomic position and improve circulation. While it will most likely not acculturate to the traditional office desk, it can be improved by installing height extenders or switching out the ball for a bigger one. Two, the backrest is adjustable both in height and depth. This feature coupled with the height extenders for those who like sitting high means you can pretty much sit as you would otherwise do at your desk. The weight limit for this chair is 25lbs.
3. Gaiam Custom Fit Adjustable Balance Ball Chair
This ball chair design seeks to ameliorate all the other Gaiam designs into one ultimate model. It comes with adjustable legs that don’t need extensions, a cushioned backrest and a metal base with lockable casters. The ball is made from polyurethane which is a non-explosion material though the ball will slowly deflate if punctured. The casters make for an easy glide on rough surfaces and the lock mechanism will ensure your chair stays put. The weight capacity on this ball chair is 300lbs and the endorsed height for the user is between 5’0’ and 5’11’’.
2. Isokinetics Adjustable Back Exercise Ball Office Chair
This Isokinetics ball chair model comes in two frames; the standard frame and the “tall boy” frame. Initially, this ball chair design allowed height adjustment by using height adapters until Isokinetics made design adjustments removing that feature. The “tall boy” adds 2” to the sitting height ergo compensating for the height adapters. The ball is made of a non-latex material which means it cannot burst through slow deflation will occur if the ball is punctured. The backrest has a 3” adjusting range meaning the lowest setting is 9” from the center of the ball and the highest setting is 6” from the center of the ball. The weight capacity of this ball chair is 300lbs and the ideal height of the user should be between 5’0” to 5’11” for the standard frame plus 2” for the “tall boy”.
1. Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair
This Gaiam ball chair is the most popular among the ball chair brands. This model is not only the easiest to assemble but it’s also the shortest meaning it will fit under most of the normal office desks – even those with drawers on both sides. It was designed in collaboration with Dr. Randy Weinzoff, a renowned chiropractor. It has a detachable backrest and adjustable legs. To adjust the legs you will need height adapters which will give you a 2” boost. The ball is PVC and is made with non- explosion technology though it will gradually deflate if pierced. The weight limit on this ball chair is 300lbs and the recommended height for the user is between 5”-5’ 11”.