50 Organizations Partner with PostureMonth.org to Educate about the Importance of Healthy Posture
May is Posture Month and over 50 organizations, along with thousands of health and fitness professionals, have joined PostureMonth.org in educating on the negative health consequences of poor posture.
Atlanta, Georgia – 50 health and fitness focused organizations have joined PostureMonth.org in highlighting Posture Month held throughout the month of May. PostureMonth.org, in collaboration with others around the world, are providing education and awareness information throughout the month to its networks and the general public. The Posture Month public health initiative was spearheaded by BodyZone founder and posture expert Dr. Steven Weiniger.
The month-long awareness effort educates professionals and the public about the negative health consequences of poor posture, particularly related to modern technology, and works to highlight resources and health information to correct these issues. According to the Arthritis Foundation, 50 to 80 percent of Americans complain of back pain during their lifetime. Poor posture is also a common contributor to neck and back pain and effects how well a person lives. While modern technology has made life easier, it has also contributed to a rise in poor postures and associated back and neck pain. Slumping at the computer and leaning over to text and email have given rise to increased incidences of bad posture, which overtime can lead to pain and diminished mobility.
“We are happy to be partnering with so many prestigious educational institutions, health organizations and innovative companies in promotion of this awareness month and the importance of taking steps to improve posture and your posture environment,” says Dr. Weiniger. “Studies confirm posture has a huge effect on your health, appearance and attitude. We appreciate the support our partners and thousands of like-minded doctors, therapists, trainers and educators globally have given to this month and their work in promoting the benefits of good posture.”
As part of the awareness-month’s activities, health and fitness professionals are providing educational materials, offering free posture assessments, holding workshops and promoting the messages of PostureMonth.org, which is the educational hub that promotes posture awareness and its impact on health. The goal is to help people improve their posture for better health, longevity, pain relief and aging well.
Information about posture health will be available year-round from participating professionals at PostureMonth.org.
About Posture Month
PostureMonth.org promotes posture awareness and its impact on health. Spearheaded by BodyZone founder, chiropractor and posture expert Dr. Steven Weiniger, the global public health effort bands together health professionals to encourage people to take action. Author of the book Stand Taller, Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy, Dr. Weiniger is an internationally recognized expert in posture and is dedicated to educating health and fitness professionals as well as the general public on the importance of strengthening posture. For more information, visit PostureMonth.org.
Posture Month 2016 Partnering Organizations
BodyZone, Northwestern Health Sciences University, University of Western States, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, CPEP Posture Specialists Network, Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, International Posture Institute, British Columbia Chiropractic Association, Texas Nurse Practitioners, 4Sleep, Exerstrider, Lumo Bodytech, Nada Chair, Performance Health, Posture Beads, PostureZone Assessment App, Thera-Band, Uprite Ergo, BackJoy, BodiBra, Alaska Chiropractic Society, Arkansas Chiropractic Society, Bahrain Chiropractic Association, Chiro1Source, ChiroZone.com, Colorado Chiropractic Association, FitClinics.com, Florida Chapter American Massage Therapy Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Georgia Chapter AMTA, Georgia Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society, Indiana State Chiropractic Association, Kansas AHPERD, Maine AHPERD, Missouri State Chiropractors Association, New York State Chiropractic Association, Ohio State Chiropractic Association, Oregon Chiropractic Association, Pennsylvania AHPERD, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, Pilates Instructors Association of Ireland, Posture Mints, PosturePractice.com, PostureZone.com, Royal Rest, SHAPE Colorado, Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Texas Pilates Association, Texas Yoga Association, Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association, VibraWav, Washington State Chiropractic Association. For more information, visit PostureMonth.org Partners.