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To maintain good posture and keep your core muscles from atrophying while you sit at your desk all day, try sitting on a balance ball, a method that is known as active sitting. Using the balance ball will not only help you gradually strengthen your core muscles and burn a few extra calories, research shows that the posture active sitting encourages is more ergonomically correct. This means sitting on the ball may help prevent the wrist, forearm and eye strain that can accompany long hours of sitting at a computer. Women especially can benefit from ergonomically correct active sitting because they generally start with weaker muscles and ligaments and as a result tend to suffer higher rates of tendonitis and other office-related overuse injuries.