Posture Game Ball - Helps your childs back while playing! - Available for Preorder
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Posture Game Ball - Helps your childs back while playing! - Available for Preorder

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Found 14th May 2008
Thanks to the HUKD if you still have £2.50 you can use it on this to bring the price down

Copied from the Amazon UK website

Product Features

Ball is made from thicker and stiffer material, so it does not distort as much
The 'nodules' encourage circulation in your legs (as you will be sitting in more or less the same position for hours)
Ball is weighted so it returns to upright

Manufacturer's Description

THE CAUSE

Repeated studies have shown a significant increase in recurrent back pain in children.
. 23% of this group of children have needed to visit their doctor.
. 30% of this group of children have been unable to follow physical activities.
. 26% of this group of children have been absent from school. (Gardner and Kelly 2005)
MRI studies found damaged discs in children as young as 15 years old. (Salminen et al 1999).

With the prevalence of back pain in this age group as high as that of adults. People reporting back pain as a child are more likely to experience back problems as an adult (Croft et al, 2001; Harreby et al 1999)

Activities involving prolonged trunk flexion increase the risk of back pain. Studies indicate that the lumbar lordosis must be preserved while sitting and there is a strong association between back pain and sitting posture. (Candy et al 2004; Linton et al 1994; Salminen et al 1992; Corlett and Gregg 1994; Mandal AC 1985)

Reports published by Back Care (the charity for healthier backs), conclude that sustained poor posture is "probably the key environmental determinant of back pain in children and adolescents".

With the Game Ball acting as an active base, you can enjoy such activities as; Playing computer games, watching TV, listening to music or even working at a computer station.

A SOLUTION

Strengthening trunk muscles through core stability exercise and maintaining the lumbar lordosis while sitting have long been recognised as practical steps in preventing and treating back pain.
Gameballs are a simple way of achieving improved sitting postures while reducing prolonged trunk flexion, a recognized cause of back pain and spinal disc degeneration.

Box Contents
# 1 X Gameball

11 Comments

is this the same as a gym ball?

Banned

basically an exercise ball like in the gym, with a weight inside and a 'cool' paintjob!

lol! good price though

Original Poster

yeah its you managed to get a the £2.50 voucher in the recent match hunt

this could be a bargin

Voting cold as my kids have been using Pezzi (aka Gym aka Swiss) balls for a couple of years now which cost less than a 3rd of the price. Also Amazon item is not in stock!

IMHO the weighting and nodules will make it less effective as it's difficult to roll the hips etc. when seated.

Argos have Gym Balls for less than a fiver, though 65cm will probably be a little large for all but the oldest kids.

argos.co.uk/sta…792

Rufus.

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Voting cold as my kids have been using Pezzi (aka Gym aka Swiss) balls … Voting cold as my kids have been using Pezzi (aka Gym aka Swiss) balls for a couple of years now which cost less than a 3rd of the price. Also Amazon item is not in stock!IMHO the weighting and nodules will make it less effective as it's difficult to roll the hips etc. when seated.Argos have Gym Balls for less than a fiver, though 65cm will probably be a little large for all but the oldest kids.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3023792Rufus.



Yeah that's pretty much what I was going to say, my daughter has Cerebral Palsey so we use one of these with her and it does appear to be the same thing without the cool paint job

Brrrrrrr COLD! How much are gym balls compared to this?

Gym Balls around the £5 mark I guess, my son uses one when he's playing his 360.

Banned

Make sure you get an anti-burst / burst resistant one.

Otherwise you can do your self some major damage when they go. AFAIK the Argos ones are not anti burst.

Original Poster

oh well

what can you do ah maybe i shouldnt bother

to me this seemed pretty cheap but quess that not the case in other parts of the country

Banned

geoneo123;2098140

oh well what can you do ah maybe i shouldnt botherto me this seemed … oh well what can you do ah maybe i shouldnt botherto me this seemed pretty cheap but quess that not the case in other parts of the country


Its a good price mate....cheaper than RRP, its just the item itself is a con...not your fault though:thumbsup:

Original Poster

ODB_69;2098359

Its a good price mate....cheaper than RRP, its just the item itself is a … Its a good price mate....cheaper than RRP, its just the item itself is a con...not your fault though:thumbsup:



Thanks for that mate

I just seen it and thought it might of been useful to someone :thumbsup:

rep added for your kindness because this part of the forum can be very cold some times
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