Posted on June 9, 2014

BackJoy #PosturePledge Celebration & Giveaway

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Way, way back many years ago I was a dancer. I can still remember my ballet teacher stressing the importance of proper posture. Stand tall, shoulders back, toes pointed. There was no way your were making it into the pointe class with bad posture. Having proper posture also helped us avoid injury and strengthen our core. You would be surprised the muscles used to leap and turn. Having proper posture is important, and something over the years I have fallen off of. I sit at a desk for hours a day, admittedly most of the time my posture is horrible. Often times you will find my shoulders hunched,  and sometimes I even sit with one leg folded in the chair. This is bad, I know. May was National Correct your posture month and through BackJoy I was given the opportunity to take the pledge and get back to sitting correctly. My shoulders and back are thankful. 

Little changes each day can have a lasting impact. Better posture can help you breath better, relieve tension and contribute to less stress. I have been sitting at work with the BackJoy on my seat for just about 2 weeks now. The first day it felt strange, the BackJoy is firm but comfortable. My body was not used to sitting properly and I was very aware of it’s presence. After a few days I become more and more used to it.  Even sitting here now as I blog I catch my self sometimes slouching. I quickly catch myself and straighten up. I am already noticing a difference; the tension in my shoulders has been steadily decreasing. 
BackJoy and I want to support you taking a step toward better posture. Choose one small action from the list to get started, and enter below to win a FREE SitSmart. 

Pick your #PosturePledge action:

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
Be one of the first 500 people to also share you Posture Pledge on BackJoy’s Facebook page and be entered to win a grand prize. 


For more information on how BackJoy can assist you with improving your posture visit them at: backjoy.com

* I was provided with a sample of the product mentioned. All opinions are my own. 

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  • sassy

    1.) Improve sitting posture at work

  • sassy

    1.) Improve sitting posture at work

  • tansy diaz

    That i will eat healthy and watch my weight.

  • Nice

  • Carl L Smith, Jr

    Improve sitting posture at work

  • Carl L Smith, Jr

    Improve sitting posture at work

  • I pledge to sleep on my side or back.

  • Improve sitting posture at work; I recently converted to a standing desk and high chair – hopefully this helps my posture!

  • Improve sitting posture at work; I recently converted to a standing desk and high chair – hopefully this helps my posture!

  • Melanie

    This entry is actually for my boyfriend He is a systems administrator and is always on a computer. He has a lot of back pain and this would really help him. He pledged to be aware of text-neck and technology posture.

  • Melanie

    This entry is actually for my boyfriend He is a systems administrator and is always on a computer. He has a lot of back pain and this would really help him. He pledged to be aware of text-neck and technology posture.

  • I will sit the correct way!! I tried putting my twitter information for my tweet 6/18 https://twitter.com/lover111193/status/479451776467226627

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