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The ring at the base for stability rather defeats the purpose.

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Core strength is meant to be gained from stability balls. Without core strength, back pain will result from a lack of back support. What a torture for some who already suffer.

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I think someone in a meeting must have pointed out that those balls are cheaper than providing proper office chairs and an appropriate working space. The poor guy in the middle doesn't even have a monitor!

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Interesting. Hope we get to see the results.

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still see slouching which negates the purpose. Why not let them work while standing up? Get them an adjustable table that allows both sitting and standing. Sitting for prolonged periods isn't good for many reasons and it wouldn't matter if you put a ball under instead of a chair. Also, let people go for a brisk walk every now and then instead of watching over them like vultures.

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The posture of the far bloke is horrible. Gimmick and waste of tax dollars. Bet some kind of deal was made to benefit someone greatly and it won’t be the staff.

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What a horrible work environment. Forgot how sad offices could be. The total lack of thought. I can’t imagine spending 8 hours a day on that environment. The logo placement is quite nice as well. Far more effort on employee surroundings. Lord they even share a phone still. Sad indeed.

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They're much cheaper than an office chair, that's why they have them. Japanese employers couldn't give a toss about the welfare of their staff.

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Negative Nancy

I think someone in a meeting must have pointed out that those balls are cheaper than providing proper office chairs and an appropriate working space. The poor guy in the middle doesn't even have a monitor!

Nor does the guy on the right. Laptops are now very common.

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The poor guy in the middle doesn't even have a monitor!

Yes he has a monitor, it's connected to his laptop!

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Look this is beyond bonkers....Spine support?

7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/7-tips-protect-your-lower-back

Scroll down number two ...

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Doesn't look any healthy for back or backbone, and still not mentioning what an environmental mess the production and later recycling of those 'exercise balls' are causing.

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A dumb fad, along with standing desks, that need to go away.

A proper chair, adjusted correctly is much better for your health. For desk workers, walking at least a couple of miles/kilometers each day can offset sedentary effects of sitting all day. Stairs are even better. Both is best.

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