Having good posture is not only something that plagues all of us (especially those like me who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk), and is definitely a concern while riding our horses. It is a common correction of riding instructors to “sit up tall” and put your “shoulders back.”
While there are already posture correctors out there, such as Equifit’s Shoulders Back, they are all a bit of an eye sore, and definitely obvious to observers that you are wearing them. They can also get very uncomfortable if you wear them for an extended period of time. (take my word on this, as I once tried to wear mine all day at work only to be very cranky due to my uncomfortableness)
Enter the Lumo Lift!
Lumo Lift is a small device that you wear on your chest to track your daily activity and help to improve your posture. It pairs with an iOS or desktop app to allow you to view your progress and gain insights about your behavior. Lumo Lift measures how many steps you take each day, how many calories you burn, and how much time you spend in strong, confident posture. If you choose, Lift can also provide discreet vibratory feedback when you slouch to gently remind you to sit tall and stand strong.
I think that is such a cool concept to have such a small device that you can attach to whatever clothing you wear, that vibrates to remind you when you have poor posture. I definitely want to try one of these out, to hopefully fix my posture all day which will translate into the saddle!
Has anyone tried this yet?!