When I was a young girl, my mom would remind me constantly that I needed to stand up straight, not only because it improved my appearance but because it was good for me. Even though I didn’t think much about it back then, I’ve since realized that she knew what she was talking about. As a runner, I’ve learned that good posture is extremely important. I don’t always have correct posture when I run and I definitely notice the side effects of it.
May is National Correct Posture Month and Backjoy wants to help make you more aware of the benefits of sitting or standing up straight. They recently contacted me and asked if I’d like to participate in their #PosturePledge and were kind enough to send me a SitSmart Posture Plus and a Stress Roller to try out.
Here’s what Backjoy says about their #PosturePledge campaign:
May is National Correct Posture Month and BackJoy is taking a stand—up straight, that is! Pledge to make posture top of mind when you sit, stand, sleep and move throughout the month and we’ll send you a FREE SitSmart Posture Plus in return.
Small actions, one day at a time, can have lasting, positive changes…and better posture will help you breathe better, lower stress hormones, build confidence and achieve greater focus and energy—not to mention you’ll have less back pain!
Pick your #PosturePledge action for May:
1.) Improve sitting posture at work
2.) Ditch the heels and invest in “zero drop” shoes
3.) Sleep on your side or back instead of your stomach
4.) Be conscious of “technology posture” and “text neck” – The 3 T’s: Texting, Tablet, TV (Gaming)
5.) Incorporate core exercises into your workout routine
6.) When you lift heavy things (weights, boxes, kids), bend at the knees, not the back
7.) Tell your mom “thanks”! She was right—sit and stand up straight.
8.) Consult with a posture professional (PT, chiropractor, ergonomist)
9.) Stretch—do pilates, yoga, swimming…
10.) Eat healthy and watch your weight
Here’s how it works:
Submit your name, email and mailing address in the fields below and tell us which #PosturePledge you’re committing to for the month.
Be one of the first 500 people to take the #PosturePledge and BackJoy will mail you a FREE SitSmart Posture Plus* (a $40 value) to help you on your posture journey and enter you to win the full suite of BackJoy products. Once 500 people have taken the #PosturePledge, any additional pledgers will be entered to win BackJoy’s grand prize.
I’ve decided that my #PosturePledge is #7 (Thanks Mom!) and #7 (I definitely need to work on my posture when I’m texting or on my laptop). What’s yours? If you’re ready to take their pledge, click the picture below and enter for your chance to win a SitSmart Posture Plus!!
Click here for a few more tips from their blog about the 10 Posture Pledges. You can also check them out on Twitter and Pinterest!