8 Simple Moves to Strengthen Your Back

Chances are you’ve heard about the benefits that come from a strong core, but what about a strong back? Weak back muscles can lead to back pain (particularly lower back pain), poor posture, fatigue, limited fitness performance and even issues with the hips and legs. Fortunately, there are hundreds of exercises you can do to strengthen your back and improve your overall well-being.

How I Use Cadence As A Tool For Recovery (And Why You Should, Too!)

Guest Post by Lindsey Scherf, Lumo Run sponsored athlete and member of our product team. 

Let me start my intro with a brief mention of what cadence is and some of the terminology that is used when talking about it. Cadence is the number of steps you take per minute while running.  The term step is sometimes confused with or used interchangeably with the term stride.  A stride is considered 2 steps or the number of times the same foot (counting just the right foot) strikes the ground—so 90 strides per minute = 180 steps per minute.  

How to Run (or Watch) the Boston Marathon Like a Pro

If you’re running the Boston Marathon for the first time and aren’t sure what to expect – don’t panic. In this post we’ve sourced a few top tips from seasoned Boston runners. From challenging elevation changes to long shuttle lines, read on to learn how to take on the legendary Boston Marathon like a pro.

Posture Feedback vibrations: Meet the Coaches

The Lumo Lift has the unique ability to track and coach you on your posture to teach you to be mindful, conscious and engaged in how you hold your body throughout the day. Posture, among other top contenders like exercising and healthy eating, is one of the most important parts of general health and productivity — both inside and outside of the office.

Here, we’ll go over some useful tips and approaches to the Lumo Lifts’ Posture Feedback vibrations to achieve your posture goals.

How To Wear Lumo Lift

It’s easy to wear Lumo Lift on all of your favorite outfits! Follow these simple instructions to wear your Lumo Lift securely and track your posture accurately.

First, slide the square clasp off of the Lumo Lift sensor.

Second, place the Lumo Lift sensor (the larger oval piece) under your clothes, and use the magnetic square clasp to hold the sensor in place.  The Lumo Lift should be worn about one inch below your collarbone.

Third, set your target posture by getting into your best posture then firmly press on the square magnetic clasp.  You will feel three quick confirmation buzzes to let you know that you’re all set.