Working on the Ball: A Simple Guide to Office Fitness [NOOK Book]

Overview

This no-excuses fitness plan is the first to tackle the challenges of office workers who want to lose weight, get fit, improve posture, and combat stress--without ever leaving the comfort of their desk.

People today are spending more time at work and less time being active, whether by sitting in front of a computer all day or in a car battling grueling traffic--or both! Working on the Ball solves this problem by providing an innovative, playful...

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Working on the Ball: A Simple Guide to Office Fitness

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Overview

This no-excuses fitness plan is the first to tackle the challenges of office workers who want to lose weight, get fit, improve posture, and combat stress--without ever leaving the comfort of their desk.

People today are spending more time at work and less time being active, whether by sitting in front of a computer all day or in a car battling grueling traffic--or both! Working on the Ball solves this problem by providing an innovative, playful approach to fitness, no gym shoes or expensive club membership required.

Authors Jane Clapp and Sarah Robichaud, both fitness professionals, don't take themselves--or readers--too seriously. They offer a fun, reasonable routine that any office worker can follow from day one.

Hour by hour, the authors take readers through a full day of 'active sitting,' using a stability ball as a chair, and provide guidance for making healthy choices in the workplace.

Also included are photographs to help illustrate each exercise and plenty of encouragement, motivation, and coaching. The authors even offer tips on after-work stress management and other health subjects.

Among the book's topics are:

* evaluating your posture

* choosing a ball

* stability ball safety

* avoiding eye strain and brain drain

* desk setup

* healthy snacking

Working on the Ball makes a great gift or a quick pick-me-up for oneself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740787126
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 905,796
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Jane Clapp is the founder of Urbanfitt, a fitness services company in Toronto. She has also written and performed standup comedy. During her years in the fitness industry, her clients have included such celebrities as Richard Dreyfuss.

Sarah Robichaud is a professional dancer who has performed and choreographed for classical and contemporary companies throughout Europe and Canada. She works as a personal trainer and lives in Toronto with her son.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Great information and advice

    When we decided to get balls to replace our office chairs, I was a bit skeptical. I tried one out and ordered it along with by co-workers. Even so, I wasn't sure about using it on a regular basis and how it was going to work out. Then I saw this book at bn.com and ordered it for our office library. It has been a wonderful addition to the library. There are tips about choosing a ball and exercises you can perform while using the ball in the office. The book is loaded with information about the physiology of using a ball in the office and improving your posture as well as some basic safety information. Using the advice in this book, we've taken the plunge and now at least half of our office of 25 are "working on the ball". If you're thinking about using a ball for an office chair, get this book. You won't be sorry.

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