Get on the ball to beat back problems

Time to trade in the office chair for an exercise ball?
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

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esk jockeys suffering from chronic back problems need to get on the ball if they want to beat the pain.

By no means is it time to get rid of those standard office chairs, but by sitting on the ball for 15 minutes an hour, people stimulate muscles and improve posture, changes which should go along way to alleviating chronic back problems, says Joe Pelino, a chiropractor with the Toronto-based Fitness Institute.