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 the risk of  pain, injury and trips to the doctor.

The Systematic Approach to Forming Long Lasting Habits

January is all about setting new goals and making resolutions, but what’s important to remember is these new habits need to last way past the first month and into the full year. Whether your 2016 goal is to hit the gym more often, eat healthier, or beat poor posture, the path to success is paved with a systematic approach to forming long lasting habits.

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.

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.

The Photographer’s Secret to Being Photogenic

Very few of us are natural born models and know exactly what to do when come face to face with a camera. In fact, it takes a whole lot of self awareness and confidence to work your camera angles and score those million dollar shots consistently. If you’re one of these people, kudos to you!

For the rest of us though, more often than not, we’re deleting and untagging ourselves from unflattering photos that otherwise would have been a great picture — all because of that ill placed arm, uninvited double chin, or uncomplimentary posture (the list goes on).

Luckily, we’ve teamed up with up and coming SF based lifestyle and wedding photographer, Christine Sargologos, for a round-up of the best tips and advice for picture perfect poses for every part of your body.

The Statement Piece That Will Never Go Out of Style

Cue the flashing lights and roll out the red carpet because the Fall New York Fashion Week is finally here! For many of us, this iconic event marks the bittersweet end of Summer as we ogle over next seasons greatest fashion trends. The exciting line up this year with up and coming designers like Meskita and Kempner, as well as the renowned classics like Calvin Klein and BCBGMAXAZRIA are bound to serve up some real eye-candy —  leaving us craving sweater weather and the cooler autumn season.

As we focus our attention on the jaw-dropping beauties of the models and garments walking down the runway, though, it’s important to remember that fashion and style isn’t all in the seams. We have a tendency to focus so much on the details of what we’re wearing, like brand, value, size, color, that we overlook what it really means to be stylish and fashionable. Confident.

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.

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