METM14 presentation

The fitball: a healthy alternative to sitting on an office chair

Francesca Matteoda, Madrid, Spain

A short presentation about the benefits of sitting on a fitball instead of an office chair. 

I will briefly discuss what made me want to try out this strange arrangement in the first place. I will also give pointers on how to choose the right fitball and list the benefits I have experienced.

This will be followed by a demonstration of exercises that can be performed while sitting on the ball, to relieve back pain and release tension.

Francesca Matteoda, MA, MITI, is a freelance translator specialising in the medical and pharmaceutical domains. She is also a qualified yoga instructor and nurtures a great interest in all things healthy.