Need a little more support in the ergonomic department? Feel like your regular old desk chair is cramping your style? Then you should definitely take a look at these 8 unconventional options, targeted at keeping you active, healthy, and might even improve your abs!

By taking an active posture rather than a passive one, these chairs keep your body moving and engage your core, improving balance, posture, and general well-being. In fact, studies have shown that making small movements while seated will stimulate circulation, send oxygen to the brain, and improve concentration.

1.聽Swopper Stool聽($713): First up, the Swopper! Designed to provide the sitter with horizontal, vertical, and lateral movement, it鈥檚 all about reducing lower back pain by engaging muscles that normally go unused in a normal office chair.

2.聽Gaiam Balance Ball Chair聽($100): Part exercise and part balance-builder, this ball-based chair employs the same ball used in your workout routine but outfits it with an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, an air pump, and a desktop guide to keep you moving. This will help keep your spine aligned, and is said to improve overall well-being.

3.聽Neutral Posture Ongo Chair聽($480): Ideal for meetings or as supporting characters in a standing desk setup, the Ongo chair promotes health relaxation and well-being through almost constant movement. Forget that sedentary couch potato slump 鈥 the Ongo keeps you alert and on your toes.

4.聽Ergo Ergo Stool聽($100): Ergo Ergo! For an option a bit more stable than a balance ball, this stool allows for greater fluidity of motion by allowing you to rock gently in any direction, building strength and flexibility in the process.

5.聽Kneeling Posture Office Chair聽($64): Um, remember the original ergonomic chair? I remember friends who had these in the 鈥90s, along with their gigantic desktops that took up half their desks. Can鈥檛 go wrong with a classic.

6.聽Rockin鈥 Exercise Ball Chair聽($129): Leave it to the folks at Pottery Barn Teen to turn an exercise ball into a statement piece. This furry little number is cozy, and looks nothing like a piece of equipment you鈥檇 use at the gym.

7.聽Buoy聽($169): We鈥檝e got our sights set on the Buoy here at Brit HQ. It鈥檚 a stool for active sitting, allowing you to swivel, turn, tilt, and move up and down. As they write, 鈥淲hether you鈥檙e a knee bouncer, a pencil tapper, or you鈥檝e got jazz hands, Buoy lets you move freely.鈥

8.聽Exercise Ball聽($17): Last, just go for the classic exercise balance ball! A couple Brit + Co. staffers swear by theirs, and no one鈥檚 rolled off their seat鈥 yet ;)

What kind of chair do you sit in at the office? Would you try something more unconventional for health benefits? Talk to us in the comments below.聽