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BackStrong: Providing You With Better Posture

Do you find yourself hunched over for large parts of the day? Has your significant other had to tell you to “stand up straight” for a picture? Do your neck, back and shoulders just feel out of place?

There’s no denying it: You’ve got bad posture.

And that’s a problem that affects you in more ways than you think: when you have bad posture, your bones and joints are out of place, which causes strain. Your muscles aren’t able to work correctly. And you increase stress on ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.

 

Here are just some of the negative effects of poor posture:

Arthritis -- the misalignment of your spine or knees can cause unnecessary stress. How? Poor posture forces you to overwork the muscles in your neck and back. When this occurs, your immune system has to work overtime to heal those muscles, which can cause inflammation. Over time, this can lead to arthritis in nearby joints.

Poor circulation -- The body was designed to move, and sitting in a hunched position constricts your body and prevents it from getting the blood flow it needs. That makes it more difficult for your heart to do its work. A slouched, compromised position can cut off blood flow to the lower extremities.2

Poor circulation -- The body was designed to move, and sitting in a hunched position constricts your body and prevents it from getting the blood flow it needs. That makes it more difficult for your heart to do its work. A slouched, compromised position can cut off blood flow to the lower extremities.2

Low energy -- Your energy levels are drained when poor posture requires you to work harder to keep yourself upright. Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Touro University in Vallejo, California, says, "Not only can poor posture add stress and strain, it can also cause you to become fatigued more quickly.This

occurs because poor posture and gait require much more energy and work to maintain and compensate for. The more efficient we can be in our good posture, movement and gait, the more we can improve our energy efficiency."

And if that weren’t bad enough, poor posture actually makes you less attractive.

According to Dr. Liza Egbogah, chiropractic doctor and clinic director of a boutique chiropractic and massage clinic, bad posture doesn’t just hurt your joints and muscles -- it can hurt your outward appearance, making you seem shorter, older and even fatter.

“One of the biggest things we see is people slouching,” she says. “When you are slouching, not only does that push your head forward, roll your shoulders forward and give you a hunched back, it also makes you appear shorter and less confident.”

Speaking of which, poor posture can actually have a major impact on confidence! People who hunch when they sit or walk appear less authoritative to others than those who sit and walk upright. And it’s not just other people who are affected: good posture gives you confidence in yourself! Researchers found that people who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job.

There are a lot of reasons you want to avoid bad posture, and we’ve only had time to cover a few here: arthritis, poor circulation, low energy, lack of confidence. Good posture, on the other hand, has been proven to improve all of that! Now the question becomes…

What's the fastest and most effective way to improve your posture?

Fortunately, we’re here for you with a one-of-a-kind solution to fix the way you sit, save your posture and increase your confidence.

You see, we took our time and built this the right way. And we made sure the end result was a chair that would finally put your body in the correct posture while sitting. We threw out the blueprint for chair design and created a “saddle-like” seat that swivels and tilts for maximum freedom of movement. Our revolutionary BackStrong

C1 chair was designed with Sit-In-Motion Technology (SIMTEC), allowing you 360-degree swivel capability, and smooth rolling casters to move with the body.

You see, most chair seats are bolted to the base and allow no movement of the hips or pelvis. Our seat actually hangs from the arms and allows the chair to move with you. You can sit in it comfortably for hours on end and never feel the need to slouch, hunch over or lean to one side.

And when you stand up at the end of the day, you’ll do so with a newfound, upright posture that exudes your confidence. Because you’ve finally got a chair that was built with you -- and your health -- in mind.

Sources:

1. https://physioworks.com.au/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=31641

2. https://synergysportswellness.com/how-does-poor-posture-affect-your-health/

3. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/slideshows/10-ways-poor-posture-can-harm-your-health?slide=4

4. https://news.yahoo.com/how-your-posture-could-be-making-you-less-174813495.html

5. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091005111627.htm