shoulders back, head up…
I have a horrible time with my posture. Most people assume it’s due to my height and that lovely insecurity that is bred in the adolescent mind when you hit 5’11 by the age of 12. Maybe that’s part of it? But most of it comes from my fibromyalgia (FMS) aches and pains. When my shoulders tense up, it’s just easier to slouch and make it through the day until I can stretch out on my glorious foam roller.
Last night, while randomly clicking through the Internet, I stumbled upon a video for Lumo Lift and of course hit “play.”
“Lift tracks your body positions and movements. When you slouch or close off your body, Lumo provides a gentle vibration to remind you to keep your shoulders down and back and head lifted.” (you can watch the video here)
Behind me, in the office, I hear Mr. M say, “Um… you need that.”
The rest of the video goes into a cheesy justification for why keeping proper posture will make you a happier person with a happier life, more friends, a better job and an awesome significant other. Which is all great, but honestly I just need a yoga coach to help me throughout the day in order to feel less pain at night… so I was able to giggle at the rest of the premise without offense.
It turns out it also doubles as an activity tracker counting steps & calories burned throughout the day as well.
Through February 7th, this little device only costs $69 as a pre-order It’s available for pre-order for Summer 2014 for only $79 (instead of it’s retail $99 later this summer).
I’m giving it a go and ordering one of these little guys… because right after I finish typing this I’m about to spend 10 minutes in the following position just to get to “somewhat normal” posture before heading off to work! And if I can cut that down to even just 5 minutes, it’d be worth it!
(And just in case you’re wondering, if you order one, I get $7 off my purchase. So, 10 friends = free Lumo Lift. But I already paid the $69 so I’m just happy to share this cool product with you at this discounted price!)
Yeah, I blame my terrible posture on my breasts. Hunched shoulders pull the breasts back, so they don’t look as large.
Have we talked about fibromyalgia? We need to have a fibro-get together :) I’d love to try this. When I was taking ballet lessons in college, my posture improved dramatically, but laptop use and desk sitting has squandered all that hard work.
I think a long time ago when you encouraged me that I could finish a half marathon! :) But yes… FMS party is needed… maybe even just another bay area GTG?
Allie @ Everyday Adventures
I’m interested to see if this works and how you like it. I wouldn’t say I have awful posture, but it could definitely be better!
I’ll definitely let you know how it goes. I’m already practicing today and realizing just how horrible I am with my work posture!
Hello Kim, this gadget is just simply cool! Where can I buy this gadget??? Thank you