Wobble Cushion vs Sitting Ball: Which One is Better for Posture?

At byAlex we have several beautiful wobble cushions (or stability cushions). But we also have sitting balls available. Which one is better for your posture? In this blog, I’ll dive into the difference between wobble cushions and sitting balls to help you determine which one is better for your posture needs. From the benefits of each to how to effectively use them, we've got you covered. So sit back (or rather, sit up straight) and get ready to discover which option is the best fit for you.


Are you tired of feeling like your desk chair is doing a number on your posture? I bet you are, just like me, spending  hours a day sitting at a desk, hunched over our computers. This is not good for your posture and can result to (lower) back pain. I try to prevent this with some yoga exercises behind my desk. But this is often not enough. Luckily, there are solutions to help improve our posture and strengthen our core while sitting behind our desk. At byAlex we have several beautiful wobble cushions (or balance balls). But we also have sitting balls available. Which one is better for your posture? 

Benefits of a Sitting Ball and a Wobbel Cushion

Ergonomic sitting balls, also known as balance balls or yoga balls, are a great option for improving posture and core strength. These inflatable balls help to engage your muscles and promote active sitting, leading to better alignment and less strain on your back. Sitting on a ball requires constant micro-movements to maintain balance, which can help strengthen your core muscles over time. Additionally, sitting balls can also encourage better circulation and alleviate pressure on your lower back. When considering the benefits of a sitting ball, it's important to think about how it can complement your overall posture and wellness goals.

This same effect can be accomplished with a wobble cushion. Improving posture and core strength are it’s main effects.

Sitting Ball vs Wobbel cushion

Considerations for Choosing Between the Two

Both options make you sit more actively, simply less slumped at your desk. This can help you develop less back pain or even relieve it. In this regard, there are no differences between the two ergonomic sitting solutions. Whatever you choose is a good choice.

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The difference is in 2 things:

1: How often you sit in a different position

A balance cushion is 40 cm in diameter and about 5 cm thick (depending on how big you inflate it). Small enough to carry under your arm to another workstation or meeting location. You even take it easily from home, to the train and into the office. That's a little different with a sitting ball. Despite the fact that it weighs only 2 kg and has a wonderful handle, you don't take it to another place as easily. Simply because it is bigger.

If you need an ergonomic sitting solution for multiple workstations, choose a balance cushion. This one is easier to take to another chair than a large sitting ball.

2: In what way do you plan to use the wobble cushion or sit ball

Besides using a wobble cushion to sit on, you can also use it to do different balance and stability exercises. These exercises are mainly aimed at improving your balance and stability. This is in contrast to exercises with a balance ball. These are more focused on strengthening your core muscles and tackle a larger area of muscles.

Personally, I like the sitting ball better when I have to sit for a bit longer in a row. So at my studio I have a 65 cm sitting ball. But at home, I use a balance cushion. My kids sit on it when we sit at the table and I use it on my chair when I'm working at home. Both items can also complement each other. It's nice to know how best to use them.

How to Use a Wobble Cushion or Sitting Ball Effectively

To make the most out of your wobble cushion or sitting ball, it's important to use them correctly. When using a wobble cushion, start by placing it on your chair and sitting on it with your feet flat on the floor. Engage your core muscles to maintain your balance while sitting upright. You can also try shifting your weight from side to side or front to back to engage different muscle groups.

When using a sitting ball, make sure it is properly inflated to the recommended level. Sit on the ball with your feet flat on the floor and knees at a 90-degree angle. Keep your back straight and engage your core muscles to maintain stability. You can also try gently bouncing on the ball or rotating your hips to engage different muscles and prevent stiffness. We have a comprehensive guide in choosing the right size of sitting ball.

Regardless of which option you choose, remember to take breaks and switch positions frequently to avoid discomfort or strain. Listen to your body and adjust as needed to find a position that feels comfortable and supports your posture. By using your wobble cushion or sitting ball effectively, you can improve your posture, strengthen your core muscles, and enhance your overall well-being. So, experiment with different positions and movements to find what works best for you., 

In conclusion, both wobble cushions and sitting balls offer valuable benefits for enhancing posture and core strength. It's important to consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing between the two. Experiment with each option to find the one that feels most comfortable and supportive for your body. By taking action today and incorporating either a wobble cushion or sitting ball into your daily routine, you can make a positive impact on your posture and overall health.

Wobble Cushion  vs Sitting Ball:

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