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Horace students use fitness balls in classroom for better posture

Published 04/15/2008, West Fargo Pioneer

Last fall, Molly Westphal, a first grade teacher at Horace Elementary, researched the health benefits of using stability balls with legs in the classroom to replace traditional chairs. In her studies, she discovered that sitting on the stability balls forces students to sit up straighter, which improves posture, strengthens back muscles, and improves balance and coordination.

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