Fall is such a festive time of year, punctuated by cooler weather, family feasts, colorful foliage and, unfortunately for many of us, neglecting a healthy lifestyle. Yes, as the days grow shorter and the temps drop in most parts of the country, many of us simply don’t take care of our bodies like we do during the summer months. In fact, the average person tends to put on at least 5 pounds once autumn rolls around each year. There are myriad reasons why a healthy lifestyle gets stowed away, along with our shorts and swimsuits, while our inherent urge to hibernate takes over.
Chronic back pain is far too common in our modern lives, and nobody knows this better than Lumo co-founder Andrew Chang. Andrew leveraged his Stanford education into a very successful career with the US Department of Energy. He became fascinated by using technology to drive human optimization.
Road trips are intended to be fun, as you excitedly drive across the vast expanses of America with your family members or friends. But once underway, riding in the car can unexpectedly become painful when the uninvited travel partner known as lower back pain shows up. And, the poor posture that most of us employ while slouched behind the wheel, or scrunched down in the passenger’s seat, commonly leads to lower back pain flare-ups. Driving on our ever-crowded roads also induces stress, which can trigger or amplify lower back pain problems.
This article was originally featured on Huffington Post by Ann Brenoff. Read the original here.
So it turns out, your mother was right after all: Good posture really matters ― even in your older years.
Slouching impacts you in ways you wouldn’t have imagined, says Dr. Charles Wang, the COO and co-founder of Lumo Bodytech, a company that has brought tech to the quest for good posture. The Lumo Lift gives you a vibrating reminder when you start to slouch. Kind of like Mom, but in the form of a wearable device.
Wang helped us compile this list of five reasons why good posture matters.
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Here’s some serious food for thought: People probably consume 3,000 to 5,000 calories around the Thanksgiving table. Yikes. While eating often takes center stage during the holidays, that doesn’t we have to give up on good health. Check out these tips for a fit and healthy holiday, without sacrificing any flavor or fun.
Summer has officially come to an end, and for many of us that means changes to our daily routines. The beginning of Autumn means back to school, shorter days and chilly temperatures. Even if you’re not setting an earlier alarm to get the kids up and ready for school, seasonal changes can take a toll on energy and productivity.
To avoid seasonal slumps, check out our top tips for having your best mornings and most productive days. –
Like many brides, wedding planning started long before you got engaged. You’ve thought about your dress, the venue, the colors, who will be in your bridal party and everything in between. But what about your posture? Posture is easy to neglect and forget about, but in reality it’s one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. Standing up straight with your shoulders back will not only make you look thinner in your dress, it will also help keep you feeling confident and in control – things every bride strives for on what is often a chaotic and emotional day. So take the time to invest in yourself and commit to beautiful posture starting today.
For years, the health and wellness industry has tried to encourage people to get out, move around and log their daily steps. Whether it’s through leveraging technology to track steps and activity or through logistics type services to help make working out easy and fun, companies like Fitbit, Moov, Jawbone, ClassPass, and even Apple Health have all advocated for healthy living through daily exercise and activity.
Physical therapists and chiropractors can’t be everywhere all the time. Outside of our patients’ visits, we can’t be there to prod them into making better decisions, like “drink water instead!” or “sit up straight!”, no matter how much we’d like to do so. Thankfully, it’s in those moments that technology is most helpful.