Positioning Yourself at a Desk
Move the Sit-A-Round™ to the desired
position in front of the desk. The chair
should be even with the front edge of the
desk. Sit down with your back to the desk
and then swivel to face the desk.
When you are using a computer, the viewing
distance should be somewhere between 16 and
24 inches from the monitor and ideally, the
top of the screen should be at or just below
eye level. Raise or lower the monitor as
necessary to meet these requirements.
How to Sit on the Sit-A-Round™
Sit directly on top of the ball. The ball
should feel secure under you. Adjust the
height so that your feet are planted firmly
on the floor in front of the chair and a
comfortable distance apart, generally in
line with the shoulders. The chair should be
high enough to place the thighs in a sloping
position (as opposed to being at right
angles to the hip joint).
Move back and forth a little on the ball to
find a spot that is most comfortable for
Move side-to-side a little to test the
limitations of the ball.
The process of active sitting utilizes a new
set of muscles. It is, in fact, a
muscle-toning device. As with using muscles
in any new activity, it is important to
build up your strength gradually. Do not sit
for extended periods of time, at the
beginning of your experiment with the
Sit-A-Round™ to avoid muscle tension. We
recommend the following use schedule:
Day One: One hour or less
Day Two: Two hours or less
Day Three: Three hours or less
Day Four: Four hours or less
Day Five: Five hours or less
Use the Sit-A-Round as you would any chair,
taking breaks as needed.
It is very important to take frequent breaks
to give your muscles and eyes a chance to
rest. Get up off the ball. Move around and
stretch your upper body. If you are working
at a computer, look away from the screen and
focus your eyes on a far corner of the room
for ten seconds every 15-20 minutes.