Saved By The Bit
A 42-year-old man from New Jersey may have had his life saved by his fitness tracker. After a seizure the doctors looked at the data collected by his Fitbit Charge HR and decided to reset his heart rate with an electrical cardioversion.
It is the first recorded case of a fitness tracker being used in this way.
The Rooboard fitness product may not save your life but it will certainly save your posture.
5 Minutes a day is all it takes to strengthen your posture and straighten the spine meaning you can stand a little taller.
The Rooboard is the ultimate in core and posture trainers. Its small size and portability makes it perfect for training at home, the office or outdoors. By creating instability and forcing the core muscles to engage to maintain stability the Rooboard increases the intensity of the exercises performed.
This means you only have to train for 5 minutes per workout to achieve incredible spine straightening results which will help you stand and sit taller.
Balance Training For Posture
With training our balance and stability can improve markedly. These subtle changes in the way our body moves around its centre of gravity and the speed in which it does so, can have a huge impact in our quality of life and sporting performances.
Balance training is functional. This means we are engaging several muscle groups at the same time using a natural flow and transition through the movements. Strength training usually involves isolating a single muscle while we apply stress to it. When we add the balance component we also engage the stabiliser muscles.
The Rooboard was born out of a passion to increase fitness, strength and balance. It had to increase muscular symmetry and performance for action sports like surfing, skating and skiing. And, it had to fit busy proactive lifestyles and be extremely portable, as in the daily work commute, flights, hotel rooms and those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.