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Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Stewart Rogers September 13, 2012 Lifestyle 1 Comment on Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…
Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Got a desk job? Sit in a chair all day? You could be killing yourself! (Seriously). A wobble cushion might be the answer for you…

Sitting in a chair for prolonged periods could be sending you to an early grave. Several studies across the world agree.

One large-scale study in Australia, surveying 222,000 people found that adults who sat for eleven or more hours per day had a 40% increased risk of dying within the next three years, compared with those who sat for fewer than four hours a day.

Other studies from Canada and elsewhere in the world show similar results. So what can you do about it?

One increasingly popular way to solve the problem is to use a ‘standing desk’. Other alternatives include using an exercise ball instead of a chair.

But sometimes, that just isn’t possible or practical.

Enter a third option – the wobble cushion.

A wobble cushion allows you to use your existing chair but challenges your body to constantly adjust as you sit. This helps to build a stronger core and removes many of the problems found in the studies we’ve mentioned.

Our recommendations are the 66Fit Wobble Cushion (for UK readers) or Reebok Wobble Cushion (for US readers), which are cheap, small and effective.

Your other alternative? Get up more, of course. A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that four hours of sitting is the ‘danger point’.

For desk job jockeys who don’t have the choice of a standing desk of exercise ball, the wobble cushion is a great way to go.


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Stewart Rogers is the philanthropic founder of UsFitties. Living proof that the Slow Carb Diet works fantastically well and passionate about fitness and healthy living. Enjoys challenging himself every now and then...

  • Eric

    Great idea!! Why didn’t I think of that.