Correct Posture and BackJoy
*disclaimer: I was asked by BackJoy to write this post and provided with free product in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed here are my own.
I remember sitting at the dinner table when I was younger and being reminded to sit up straight. I was also a figure skater when I was little which required good posture to successfully complete jumps and to move around the ice with grace and speed. I am thankful my parents worked with me to have good posture because having bad posture can have all kinds of negative effects on your health. Did you know that having poor posture can cause (Source–Greatist):
- poor circulation
- chronic fatigue
- chronic neck, back and shoulder pain
- misalignment in your body causing pain
It is important to think about correct posture positions when sitting, driving, sleeping, and even when lifting thing objects. Good posture is especially important as a runner and something that I focus on during my training. According to the New York Road Runners good posture is important for runners because it:
- can help get rid of counterproductive running movements+less wasted energy
- can help increase lung capacity and endurance
- can help to prevent injury when you run with your body in proper alignment
- will make you feel more relaxed making your running feel easier
Celebrate National Correct Posture Month with BackJoy
This month BackJoy wants to celebrate National Correct Posture Month with you and is asking you to join their Posture Pledge Celebration!
Throughout the month of May, BackJoy is celebrating the many benefits of great posture by rewarding those who commit to improving their own posture. The first 500 people who participate in the #PosturePledge celebration will receive a FREE SitSmart Posture Plus ($40.00 retail value), BackJoy’s signature product that automatically tilts, cups and floats the pelvis upright to engage core muscles and help you find your most balanced and comfortable posture!
To take the #PosturePledge, head on over to the BackJoy facebook page. You can enter HERE.
All you need to do is to simply choose one of the ten simple actions listed on BackJoy’s Posture Pledge Facebook page. From improving how you sit at work to incorporating core exercise muscles into your workout routine, no action is too small!If you are among the fist 500 to pledge you will be entered to win a fabulous grand prize from BackJoy!
I hope you will join me in participating in the BackJoy #PosturePledge. Here’s to standing, sitting, running and riding tall!
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