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Improve Your Posture, Improve Your Life in 2015

Only 8 percent of people keep their New Year’s resolutions, but if you are motivated to rid yourself of muscle pain, improve your posture and feel your best in 2015, here are some DIY health products that can help you keep your promise to yourself for a healthier New Year and beyond.

Sit Straight

Good posture can not only make you look better, it can make you feel better from head to toe.  Proper alignment can not only relieve back and neck pain, but it improves breathing and body movement for better circulation and helps your organs better perform their functions. Improved posture can also give the appearance of a 10-pound weight loss instantly. BackJoy’s SitSmart Posture Plus ($39.99) seating aid helps you achieve ideal sitting posture by tilting your hips upright and comfortably “floating” your spine over the seat. Crafted from a durable, flexible proprietary material base, it supports you in optimal posture, yet reacts to every move you make.  Posture Plus is completely weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use and fits adults 100 to 300 lbs.BJPPS-006_ALT150

Stand Tall

When you are on your feet, maintain good posture with the help of BackJoy’s StandRight Bliss shoes (women’s Lace Style, $64.99).  This unique footware line is created with active stabilization technology to help you stand and move better with optimal posture from head to toe, and 85 percent of wearers report improved balance. BackJoy’s Natural Gait Line System is crafted into each shoe to guide your foot so you walk correctly. A neutral footbed keeps your head, hips and feet balanced in good posture, so that you stand correctly.  Shock-absorbing materials cushion the foot and heel at impact for extra comfort and support.  FWWBL-001_IS
Move Right
Remember when your mom told you to stand up straight? Those reminders often made you pull your shoulders back and stand straighter and taller, but mom can’t always be there. That’s where BackJoy’s Posture Wear Elite comes in. The Comfort Fit Shirt ($89 for men’s and women’s styles) is designed to enhance your posture and relieve back pain. The shirt’s unique active stabilization system pulls the shoulders back while correctly aligning the spine and promoting optimal posture while allowing complete range of motion.  The shirt features a seamless construction and moisture-wicking fabric that is comfortable enough to wear during all intensity of sports wicks away moisture. APMTS-001_IS
Sleep Well

A good night’s sleep can help you feel rejuvenated for your day, but waking up with a stiff neck can put a damper on productivity.  BackJoy’s patented, handcrafted SleepSound Pillow ($99) combines the support of memory foam and the soft comfort of down fill to comprise a pillow that self-adjusts to your body and sleeping position to support optimal sleeping posture.  The layered design does not clump or flatten and provides a breathable downy surface that allows you to fall asleep in comfort, while the Cool Comfort Memory Foam layers conform to support your head and neck in proper alignment throughout the night. Available in standard and travel sizes.PLDEP-001_IS

Kneel Right

Whether you are doing chores around the house, gardening or other jobs and hobbies that require kneeling, you should focus on the task at hand rather than uncomfortable knee pain. The BackJoy Kneeler ($19.99) puts a firm cushion between your knee and hard surfaces to give your knees a break while you work.  The ergonomically designed pad transfers the pressure of kneeling onto the product while stress free acupressure nodes take additional strain off the body.KNLER-002_IS

These and other BackJoy products available at Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Staples and