Balance Your Posture
Transform your core and postural strength, balance, stability and fitness with a single product. Designed by Londoner Mason Gilmour-Platt to stay in shape for surfing the Rooboard combines the functionality of many pieces of fitness equipment in a single portable package.
Current users of the Rooboard include surfers, city workers, professional boxers, MMA fighters and members of the British Combined Services Disabled Ski Team. These very early stage Rooboarders have seen huge gains in their stability, agility and postural strength.
The instability element forces the core and stabiliser muscles to engage at all times which in turn increases the intensity of the exercises. This is the secret to the performance of the Rooboard and means you have a shorter workout session for enhanced results.
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Our posture can say a lot about the health of our muscle functions. Poor posture is usually caused by a lack of core strength or muscular imbalance. This will lead to injuries and back pain and can quite often result in extended leave from work or doing the things we love to do, like surfing. Slouching and slumping are indications of this lack of core strength. A study found that slouching may even make you feel sad.
Once the preserve of athletes, the benefits of balance and stability training are slowly moving into the mainstream consciousness. This type of training improves postural strength, spinal stability and coordination.
Desk heights and office chairs can take time to get accustomed to. Sitting for long periods places a lot of stress on the spine. Fortunately our muscles, particularly the core muscles, will strengthen to support the spine.
Our muscle memory then takes over and most people will work pain free with their postural positioning being maintained unconsciously.
However, hot desking or flexible working can throw our muscle memory off. With our core muscles attuned to our normal or previous office set-up even a small change in desk height, screen height and chair type can cause discomfort, throbbing back or neck pain or even severe muscular injury.
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