6 Ways to Make Your Holiday Travels Less Stressful

Tis’ the season for gifts, family, and delicious food! It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

But, what almost always puts a damper on the festivities, whether you’re headed to a sunny getaway to the Bahamas or your winter wonderland in Tahoe, is holiday travel. The long TSA Security lines, snowy delays and being cramped in tiny, unventilated travel spaces can have us running for the hills — or more likely, curling up and staying home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s trending this week?

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.

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