10 Women Who Rule The World With Power Poses

Feeling powerless at work? Need a little inspiration to amp you up? Amy Cuddy suggests hitting a power pose: head up, shoulders back, feet planted and straight spine. This action not only makes you look slim and strong, but also alters your brain chemistry, making you more confident.

There are plenty of women in (and out of) the spotlight that rock strong posture to take on the world. In honor of Women’s Equality Day this past Wednesday, we’ve outlined just a few of the powerful, driven, inspirational women that have the power pose on lock.

5 Ways to Boost Energy Without Caffeine

Many of the folks here at Lumo will be the first to tell you that my love affair with coffee may steer on the unhealthy side. In fact, a concerned co-worker just sent me this Inc. article on 19 Horrible Things That Can Happen if You Drink Too Much Caffeine. In my defense though, as somebody who works the regular 9 to 5 and then some, coffee is as much about pleasure as it is about utility — I need it to get through the day. Do I sound like an addict yet?

The Slouchy Life of the Business Traveler

Travel is a wonderful experience for many. Gathering your things and boarding a plane or climbing into a car to set off into the distance, away from chaos where no emails or phone calls can reach you is a feeling many of us look forward to all year. Depending on your occupation, a lucky handful of us get to travel all the time — but are they actually lucky?

The Economist released an article earlier this week titled The sad, sick life of the business travellerwhich highlights some of the negative effects business travel has on an individual, based on a new study recently released by the University of Surrey in Britain, and Linnaeus University in Sweden.

7 Deadly Posture Sins

Bad posture isn’t just hunching over — though it’s definitely number 1 on our list of postures to avoid. There are a multitude of bad habits and positions that are harmful to your back (and we’re all guilty of them too). Read on to find out what the 7 most deadly posture sins are so you can avoid pain, injury and trips to the doctor.

It’s All About The Core: Workouts for Better Posture

Keep up with the latest posture, back health and corporate wellness news with our weekly round up of interesting and useful articles.

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We talk a lot about the importance of good posture for all of its benefits in health, well-being, appearance, and communication — not to mention the detrimental effects of poor posture on your body! And that naturally begs the questions: “well, how?”. 

Posture improvement boils down to two contributing factors: mindfulness and muscle memory. This week, we’ve collected the best of the best core and back workouts to strengthen the key muscle groups to help you sit up straighter. Let’s get started.

Poor Posture Decoded

Good posture across time and cultures seem to have one universal standard: head up, shoulders back, chest out, and feet shoulder width apart. Mom taught you this, and your chiropractor, physical therapist, and trainer will all nod in agreement.

However, what seems to have more variance is the types of poor posture that we see across people of different professions, daily habits, and age. Here are 4 of the most common types of poor posture.

The Benefits of Good Posture

Keep up with the latest posture, back health and corporate wellness news with our weekly round up of interesting and useful articles.

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We talk a lot about how good posture is important and we should all be striving to sit and stand taller — but do you know why?

Your Brain on Posture

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. Whether it’s putting on a new pair of shoes before a run or giving the office standing desk a try, making small adjustments in your health routine can make a big impact on your physical and mental health.

We often forget that posture can make or break the way you perform daily tasks. Your running form, your project at work, your mood when you get home at the end of the day — all of these can be affected by the way you sit and stand.

Lifehack: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Living

Keep up with the latest posture, back health and corporate wellness news with our weekly round up of interesting and useful articles.

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It’s tips galore this week — we’re talking life-hacking your way to a healthier you. Get the best round-up of tips and secrets shared by experts to reduce back-pain, getting active, and staying healthy in and out of the office.

Lumo Lift: The Back Story

A common question we get at Lumo BodyTech is why we chose to focus on posture and what the inspiration behind the Lumo Lift was.

One answer is that poor posture is one of the number one contributors to back pain and a shocking 80% of the US population suffers back pain at some point during their lives. With so many of us spending long hours in front of desks and computers, the need for a solution to poor posture is growing each year.

However, our connection to posture is more personal than just a painful statistic. In fact, many of us here at Lumo BodyTech have, or had, battled back pain ourselves and found first hand that good posture is an effective solution and prevention method for back pain.

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