We Help With: Perfect Posture

Backpod is a great way to improve your overall posture. It’s widely acknowledged that perfect posture can improve your confidence, mood and wellbeing.

Perfect posture sends a deep, instant body language message of self-confidence, self-esteem, being present, being valuable – literally being balanced. By comparison, a hunched posture sends a message of submission, lack of self-confidence, lack of self esteem, subordinate, not so worthwhile being listened to, more of a victim.

So there’s a reason beyond upper back pain, neck pain and headache why posture matters. Every person you meet is receiving the silent message you’re sending them – friends, family, workmates, prospective employers, everyone.

Hunching over smartphones and laptops is driving not only a huge upsurge in upper back pain, neck pain and headache, but also contributing to a drop in initiative, self-confidence and even happiness – especially in the young who have grown up with the small, portable devices.

You can do something about it. It’s not difficult and you don’t have to stop using your devices. The Backpod was developed as a home treatment and ongoing care package to get you back towards perfect posture.

This isn’t just a matter of sitting upright – you have to cover each part of the problem. You need enough muscle support so you can automatically hold yourself correctly without fatiguing, and easy muscle stretch and spinal joint movement so they don’t stop you from getting there.

The Backpod is a stylish spinal fulcrum specifically designed to stretch out a tightened, hunched upper back – just by lying back on it. You need this extra leverage to stretch out most hunched spines, exercises alone can’t to do this bit.

As a bonus for working your way back towards perfect posture you also get taller. As you straighten out a hunched upper back, you gain in total height. This is often as much as from half an inch to nearly an inch.

Just the one treatment approach on its own, such as going to the gym or chiropractic manipulation, generally doesn’t work well or last.  Of course, if you’re already doing yoga or pilates, or anything else useful – don’t stop. The Backpod and its program will cover the other bits needed, and you can add them in at home in your own time.

You may need other health professionals for any tricky bits, such as manipulation for thoroughly locked neck joints. But Backpod and its program make up the simplest effective bundle you can use at home to pull yourself straight and be pain free again.

Recommended reading:

Dr Amy Cuddy’s best seller ‘Presence’ (Orion, 2016) is a comprehensive and convincing cover of the research on posture and self-confidence. (Backpod inventor Steve August is on pages 226-8.) One experiment gave its subjects the same task to complete on different devices, with clear instructions not to stop until the researcher returned to the room. Since she never did, it was a sneaky test of initiative – at what point did a subject decide they’d had enough, think for themselves and leave against orders?

The result was a perfect slope correlation: the first to leave were those sitting upright at desk top computers; the next were those more hunched on the laptops; the next were those hunching still further to use the tablets; and those on the smartphones, the most hunched of all, were going to stay until the lights went out. The conclusion is clear – simply adopting and holding a hunched posture drops initiative, and also drops the self-confidence to make command decisions which drives it.

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