Wellness: The Gift of Posture

December 2013

Buying the right gifts for your friends and family isn’t always easy. Wouldn’t it be nice to find something that Gramps, your coworker, and your yoga buddy can all appreciate? Enter: Posture+. 

This new product comes from Boulder-based BackJoy, a company that is all posture, all the time. The Posture+ is a small, dynamic seat that reacts to the way each individual moves and allows the spine to sit in proper alignment to relieve back pain in a natural way. (And, perhaps, a bit more comfortably than a chiropractic adjustment.) The end result: You’re stronger and feel less fatigued after sitting for long periods of time. 

If that's not enough, consider this: Poor posture can deepen depression, slow digestion, and put stress on the whole body. According to Dr. James Rouse, a Colorado-based naturopathic physician, proper posture encourages healthy breathing, fights pain, and reduces inflammation. So, buy it as a stocking stuffer or for yourself (those gift wrapping sessions will wreck your back).

Bonus: The Posture+ is weatherproof and works anywhere—whether you’re at home on the couch, or out at a Broncos’ game.

—Image courtesy of BackJoy