View Post

Posture and Sports

In Postureby maria

Why is it good to have a correct posture when exercising? In short, it can be said that a good posture gives better performance and reduced injury risk. A good posture helps you get better technique and position during several exercises at the gym, such as weight lifting. An open upper body can also extend the step and deepen breathing …

View Post

Posture types

In Postureby maria

There are several different types of posture. All different types affect the body in different ways. What type do you have? Below we list the most common posture types – Forward head posture, forward rotated shoulders, flat back, sway back and scoliosis. But what is a good posture then? Is there an “optimal” posture? A good posture is when there …

View Post

White Paper Posture Flexi

In Facts, Uncategorizedby maria

An evaluation of posture upright effects and user experience of the Swedish Posture Flexi harness. Read the complete white paper on Posture Flexi written by Anna-Lisa Osvalder, senior lecturer in Ergonomics and has a Ph.D. in injury prevention, here. Summary: An upright posture positively affect body language and well-being. A body support that reminds how to sit, stand or walk …

View Post

Bioservo Collaboration

In Researchby maria

Ironhand® – the world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system.   Swedish Posture and Bioservo Technologies have collaborated in developing a special battery backpack for the Ironhand robot. The Bioservo backpack has been designed with the unique Posture Vertical carrying system, which helps the flexibility and the mobility of the Ironhand. See video of the backpack being used here:

View Post

Why good posture matters

In Posture, Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

“Stand up straight.” That’s timeless advice we’ve probably all heard at one time or another. It’s worth heeding. Good posture is important to balance: by standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. This also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains. And working on balance can even strengthen your …

View Post

What is good posture ?

In Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

Posture is the orientation of parts, according to biomechanist Katy Bowman. Webster, of dictionary fame, says that posture is the way that your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing. It is not a perfect position you are after, says Ms. Bowman, but rather a set of forces that allows your system to function best as a whole. …

View Post

Negative Effects of Poor Posture

In Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

Posture is an important part of preventing problems ranging from back pain to fatigue. When the back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch or practice other methods of poor posture, your spine no longer has the support it needs to stay balanced, leading to many health problems.   Sore Muscles The most common effect …

View Post

Good posture : a help against depression ?

In Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

Proud, persistent, confident, alert Previous research had focused on the link between posture and mood in healthy populations, says Elizabeth Broadbent, Ph.D., one of the authors of the new study. Broadbent is an associate professor of health psychology at the University of Auckland.   “These studies suggest that, compared to sitting in a slumped position, sitting upright can make you …

View Post

The importance of posture for schoolchildren

In Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

Purpose This study aims to evaluate the posture and body balance of students with and without oral breathing, as well as to verify whether there is a correlation between the values obtained in this evaluation and those of the analysis of sensory systems.   Methods The research was conducted with school children aged 8 to 12 years. The sample was …

View Post

Posture: align yourself for good health

In Uncategorizedby Manon Denis

Proper body alignment not only helps prevent pain and injury, but also can boost your confidence and mood. Improving your posture will likely take some time and conscious effort, but the feel-good benefits are worth it. Being told to “stand up straight” probably seemed like a rite of passage in your teenage years, but those nagging adults were onto something. …