Becker Dental Lab Gets on the Ball
Recently, dental lab techs at Becker Dental Lab in Herculaneum, MO, have traded their lab chairs for exercise stability balls. Lab techs have a sedentary job; however, sitting on the stability ball works the core muscles and burns more calories than sitting in a regular chair. In addition, use of the stability ball has provided relief from lower-back pain for one technician.
The technicians are using 65cm stability balls, which for most techs are the perfect height in conjunction with the 90cm-high Dental Artâ„¢ benches used at Becker Dental Lab. All technicians using the stability balls have noticed an immediate response in their core muscles, and believe that this is a good way to be more active at work. The greater freedom and maneuverability associated with the comfort of sitting on the air-filled ball are additional benefits over a chair. It has taken a little getting used to, but I am confident that other lab techs could benefit from getting on the ball!
Are there any health and fitness techniques you incorporate into your everyday routine to stay in shape and active?