Balance ball chair

THE SITUATION: If you have a resolution to incorporate a healthier approach into your everyday life this year, it can be difficult to achieve it with a desk job. Bad posture and sitting in the same position for hours at a time can wreak havoc on your back and overall health.

A SOLUTION: Gaiam’s Balance Ball Chair can help transition you to the concept of “active sitting,” providing support for improved posture and core strengthening — all in a day’s work. It also allows you to perform simple low-impact exercises and stretching throughout the day. Similar to the exercise balls many people are familiar with, the Balance Ball Chair also includes a PVC base with adjustable back support for stability and has lockable casters to easily move and secure the chair to where you need it. The 20.5-inch ball is made with anti-burst technology and includes an air pump to re-inflate as needed.

THE DETAILS: The chair is designed for users from 5 feet to 5 feet 11 inches tall and up to 300 pounds. Available in a range of colors, including black, blue, green and purple.

PRICE: $79.98.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit gaiam.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service