Good posture is important because it helps ensure the proper alignment of the body, reducing the risk of injury and promoting overall health. Poor posture, on the other hand, can lead to a host of issues such as chronic pain, muscle tension, and reduced mobility. Maintaining good posture also helps with breathing, digestion, and overall physical performance, as well as having a positive impact on a person’s appearance and confidence.
In terms of lifting and physical activity, proper posture and lifting ergonomics are essential for avoiding injury and protecting the spine and back muscles. Poor lifting technique can cause strain on the lower back and lead to injuries such as herniated discs or spinal compression.
Proper lifting mechanics and ergonomics are critical for avoiding injury and protecting the spine and back muscles. To properly lift, it’s important to:
Hold items in the power zone: The power zone is the area between your chest and upper thigh, which is the strongest part of your body. Holding items in this area helps distribute weight evenly and reduces the strain on your lower back.
Lift from your legs, not your back: When lifting, it’s important to hinge at the hip and bend your knees with an open chest and flat back, rather than bending forward at the waist with a rounded back and shoulders. This helps keep the weight close to your body and reduces the strain on your back.
Avoid twisting the spine, keep feet shoulders width apart: Twisting the spine while carrying a load increases the risk of injury. Instead, pivot your feet to change directions. Keep your nose between your toes!
Forme is designed to help correct posture and promote good lifting ergonomics by providing gentle, consistent pressure to the back and shoulders to encourage the user to maintain a neutral spine alignment. By doing so, Forme helps reduce the risk of injury and strain while performing physical activities, as well as promoting good posture habits in everyday life. Additionally, Forme’s support and stability to the spine allow the user to perform at their highest potential without the risk of pain or discomfort, making it easier to follow proper lifting mechanics.
A rounded back and rounded shoulders decrease lung capacity and reduce upper body mobility because it restricts the amount of space available for the lungs to expand and reduces the mobility of the thoracic spine. This can lead to shortness of breath and reduced oxygen flow to the muscles and organs. The rounded shoulders can also cause tension in the neck and shoulders, leading to pain and discomfort.
Forme helps mitigate these issues by promoting a more neutral thoracic spine, which helps create more space for the lungs to expand and increases upper body mobility. With the spine being supported by wearing Forme, it also encourages the scapula, neck, and shoulders to get into the correct position. The posture-correcting wearable encourages the user to maintain a neutral spine alignment, which helps reduce the risk of injury and strain while performing physical activities. This helps increase oxygen flow to the muscles and organs, leading to improved overall health and performance.
I have personally been wearing my Forme items consistently for over two months and have already noticed improved posture when I take breaks from wearing it. What I mean by this is that my muscle memory from Forme is engaging itself even without Forme which to me is a success! I have less tension in my neck and shoulders from the support of Forme. I also love that the Power Bra can be worn under tops and is not bulky. The leggings help open up my hips and as someone who mostly works from home seated at a desk, this feels amazing when walking around. If you are wondering about how long you have to wear it to see the benefits Forme states:
This depends on your condition. Everybody is different, so the timeline can range from instant improvement within a couple of days to weeks. If you are looking to eliminate morning stiffness, our physicians recommend you wear Forme for 6-8 hours throughout the day and while you sleep for 3-4 months. If you are looking to improve posture, our physicians recommend you wear Forme for 4-6 hours throughout the day and while you sleep for 4-6 months. If you are looking to increase sports performance, our physicians recommend you wear Forme for both practice and recovery. All athletes that require optimal posture, height and length, and also suffer from neck and back tension will highly benefit from Forme. For overall wellness, we recommend you wear Forme for driving, traveling (especially on flights), and office work.
In conclusion, a rounded back and rounded shoulders can decrease lung capacity and reduce upper body mobility, putting the user at risk for injuries while lifting items. But Forme’s posture-correcting wearable helps mitigate these issues by promoting a more neutral thoracic spine and good alignment of the scapula, neck, and shoulders. This leads to improved breathing and performance, as well as reduced pain and discomfort. Proper lifting mechanics and ergonomics are essential for avoiding injury and protecting the spine and back muscles. Forme wearables help promote good posture habits and reduce the risk of injury by encouraging proper alignment of the spine, providing support and stability, and promoting good lifting techniques.
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