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Did You Know It’s Posture Month?

Modern technology and life habits have taken a toll on our posture, which can lead to negative health consequences. Throughout May, health care professionals and the public are reminded about the importance of good posture, and how to correct issues before they significantly affect one’s health.

In honor of Posture Month, we’re highlighting items that help improve posture and, in turn, overall health.

Align your spine
Stamina InLine Back Bench with Cervical Traction

Easy-to-use device with cervical traction harness stretches and decompresses the entire spine without hanging upside down.

Relax, release, relieve
Stamina Backtrac Back Massager

Upper and lower back massager helps relax muscle tension, improve spinal joint mobility, relieve tender trigger points, and gently stretch your spine.

It’s got your back
OPTP Thoracic Lumbar Support

The unique «upside-down T» design of this therapeutic positioning device provides dual back support to promote proper postural alignment.

Lean on me
OPTP Posture Bricks

Durable closed-cell heat-molded EVA foam blocks assist users with better positioning for therapeutic exercises, yoga, Pilates, or stretching. Choose from three different sizes.

This arch does it all
OPTP Pro-Roller Foam Arch

Versatile soft EVA foam arch can be used to increase the stability of a foam roller, enhance Pilates routines, or as a positioning tool, block, cushion, and so much more.

Bet You Didn’t Know . . . 

“As smartphone and tablet use increases, so does posture breakdown. Sitting is a bent posture literally folding the torso over the pelvis. Texting locks the hands together, causing shoulders to roll inward. This combination means chronically tight back, neck and chest muscles. Plus, as we get older, gravity combines with muscle imbalances to make people feel and look older than they really are,” says Dr. Steven Weiniger, BodyZone founder and posture

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Statistically Speaking . . .

Posture affects how well a person lives. With 65 million people in the U.S. alone enduring back pain every year, posture related back problems are the third leading reason for all doctors visits. Lower back pain is the most common disability for people under age 45, causing lost productivity, inability to participate in normal activities, and diminished enjoyment of life. Young or old, most people don’t realize poor posture is a contributor to health problems, and modern technology has only increased its occurrence.

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