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Benefits of sitting with the bodybolster

Relieves pain from herniated discs

Don't live with the pain of a slipped disc! Herniation occurs when poor sitting posture, heavy lifting with poor technique and/or weak core muscles cause the fluid inside the disc to tear through the layers of disc, pushing them against the long nerve that starts at your lower back and supplies feeling and strength to your leg and foot. This can cause huge discomfort that is draining and challenging.

The bodybolster can be used as a tool for support if you are experiencing this chronic pain but can also be used as a preventative measure, strengthening your core to protect against herniation.

Increases range of motion in joints

Over time our postural habits "harden". This causes shortening of the muscles which restricts the range of movement of your joints. By performing gentle exercises with the bodybolster you can stretch out these muscles, releases tension and discomfort in minutes. The bodybolster can be used anytime any place.

Promotes safe in-chair stretching

If you spend lots of time sitting, at work or at home, use the bodybolster to perform various stretches to reduce muscle tension, extend your range of motion and improve your overall well-being. The stretches can be performed safely in your chair, and when included on a daily basis, can relieve tension headaches and various other symptoms caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

 

Builds postural awareness

The bodybolster is the perfect tool for building postural awareness. Correct placement ensures correct positioning of the spine, instantly alleviating pressure and loading from poor alignment issues. It encourages "active" sitting, which is particularly important for those who spend prolonged periods seated at work.

Optimises lung capacity

Did you know that poor posture can lead to a 30% reduction in lung capacity?

If you're not sitting correctly, your lungs cannot expand and contract to their maximum capacity, resulting in poor oxygen intake. Lack of adequate oxygen leads to reduced energy levels, poor digestion, and inadequate restoration of old tissue.

The bodybolster encourages your to sit up straight and open up your lungs, for maximum oxygen intake.

Aligns the neck and head

For every inch that the head's centre of gravity is shifted forward, the load on your cervical spine doubles!

Most heads weigh between 4-6 kg, so if your head is leaning 7cm forward, it is putting 16-27 kg loading on your lower cervical spine. This directly impacts the muscles at the back of the neck and can be the leading cause of chronic headaches. Once these muscles become exhausted, their blood flow proportionally diminishes as the muscle contraction increases, and this diminished blood flow is the primary source of chronic neck pain.

The bodybolster rectifies this problem, by encouraging correct placement of the head and neck, reducing chronic pain almost instantly.

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Stretch of the month

BodyBolster Upper Back Twist

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month

BodyBolster Side Turn

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 3

BodyBolster Side Bend

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 4

BodyBolster Pelvic Rolling

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 5

BodyBolster Pelvic Rock

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 6

BodyBolster Back Stretch

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 7

BodyBolster Neck Extensors

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 8

BodyBolster Neck Bend

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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Stretch of the month 9

BodyBolster Neck Twist

The BodyBolster is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their shape, muscle tone and fitness, from the elite athlete to the home athlete. Watch this video to see just some of the ways the BodyBolster can be used.

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WHY BODYBOLSTER?

An ergonomic office setup is a good starting point, but a person sitting at a desk for prolonged periods will slump and assume poor posture in an attempt to get comfortable, after an average of 20 minutes of sitting statically.

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Stretch of the month 10

Neck and back releases with the bodybolster

Learn how to get the most out of your bodybolster with these great exercises. In part 1, we cover neck and back releases to help you ease those aches and pains and Release Your Body!

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Stretch of the month 12

Stretches for the whole body with bodybolster

This section explores a range of exercises to help you stretch the whole body using the bodybolster.

Hear From People Like You

Art Director, Australian Women’s Health

Art Director, Australian Women’s Health

I’ve been using the Body Bolster since we had a demo from Flavia Abate and I can feel a diff

Founder and Editor of women’s lifestyle site

Founder and Editor of women’s lifestyle site

I received the Body Bolster to trial for my site rescu.co

Health & Wellbeing Editor, Beauty Heaven

Health & Wellbeing Editor, Beauty Heaven

The Body Bolster is a must-have desk accessory for me. I suffer from lower back pain, and this