The Evolution of Posture

A couple of months ago, the Economist released a map (shown below) to illustrate the findings of a worldwide survey conducted out of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation to look at “the burden of disability” across different countries. As clearly marked in the graphic, you can see that lower back pain took the crown for most common causes of disability, globally.  See the full study here.

[DATA POST] Lumo x Color Run SF

What better way to spend your weekends than getting sprayed with color!

Last Sunday, eleven eager Lumo Team members participated in our first local running event: The San Francisco Color Run. A fun and festive 5k race, the color run consists of 5 “checkpoints” where runners dressed in white run through a crowd of people that throw colored powder at you. The run is described as “the Happiest 5k on the planet”, and with all of the bright colors, enthusiastic runners and loud music playing, we have to agree.

You’ve Got Winter Posture

A week away from Thanksgiving and roughly a month away from Christmas and New Years, we’re headed straight into the festive holiday season where we surround ourselves with delicious food and great company, Fun festivities aside, one downside to the end of the year season is the drop in temperature that chill our bones — and our posture.

Here’s Why Your Arm Swings Matter

In the context of running, much of our attention is put on the lower half of our bodies with respect to what we’re doing with our feet, legs, and hips. But, there are actually some important things happening on our upper bodies that — with a little attention and help — could improve our running economy and enhance performance. In our last post, we discussed running and posture; here, we’ll talk about the importance of arm swings and how it affects our balance and stability. (hint: it actually still has a lot to do with your posture).

Is Your Posture Affecting Your Running?

When considering your running form — whether to improve your time, mileage or preventing injuries — an important element that is forgotten all too often is your posture. Admittedly, as runners we already have a million and one things to consider every time we hit the road (or trail) — where are my feet landing? Am I overstriding? How many more miles? What’s my pace? The list goes on. It can be a challenge to add in yet another form faux-pas to avoid, especially when we’re running long distances and battling fatigue.

Sneak Peek: Lumo Run Data from A Trail Run

Here at Lumo HQ, we’re hitting the ground running (literally!) with development and testing of Lumo Run. As a small team of under 30 members, whether you’re our CEO or a little ole’ marketer like myself, we are all throwing on our running shoes and getting out there to put our sensors and algorithms to the test.

4 Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

If you’re a runner of any distance, you’ve probably already experienced your fair share of aches and pains in various parts of your body. Some of these aches, like sore abs or a little tenderness in your muscles after a tough run or a hard strength training workout is perfectly normal and is probably a good sign that you’re pushing yourself within your limits.

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