Aug 13 2021
Benefit of Good Posture - Running and Jogging with Solos Smart Glasses
Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming to an end, there are lots of inspirational characters and athletes that appeared and competed in the event. Biggest and warmest congratulations to all the participants and winners. As I was watching the track and field events, the Kenyan professional long-distance runner - Eliud Kipchoge drew my attention. He reminded me of the importances of posture while running or jogging.
3 Core Benefit of Good Posture in Running
Better Breather Pattern. Lead to better endurance and stamina, would greatly increase the training and competitive performances
Lower Stress Level on Knee, Hips, Back. Could lower and reduce the risk of injury caused by the repetative motion
Higher Motivations and Optimistic. A good posture does not only benefits you physically, it is also closely related to mental health
Why you need good posture?
Treat posture as how you carry your body, and running posture and how you carry your body during in motion. Having a good posture is similar to investing into one’s body condition and it is the best investment one could make on a daily basis.
By improving one’s running stance and posture, the lung capacity would increase as it would allow mending chest expansion; in other words, making it easier to breath. Remember breathing is an inseparable part of a good runner. Additionally, a straighter stance is essential in developing an efficient training session, by stabilizing the swing of arms would reduce wasted motion. Leading to decreased unnecessary energy wastage. When jogging, it is recommended to run tall and keep your glute from working too hard; also, if possible, you should avoid crossing the arm too much to save energy.
A proper posture would allow nerves to flow better from the brain to muscles, joints and vessels. Generating room for organs to function freely, leading to proper movement of the involved muscles and joints. It suggested that it could greatly reduce chances of risk of injury and other associated damages to the body part.
Run Faster, more efficiently and feel better. with good running posture, and it is important for everyone.
Running on treadmill with mirror to regulate posture is an option, yet, the limitation is you have to be at a gym or in-door environment.
With all that said, the problem is that without a coach or a know-how friend nearby, it might be challenging for you to tell whether you are holding a good posture during your run. That is where Solos Smart Glasses could offer to help with its audio focused interface and intelligible training program specially designed for joggers.
The first recommended step (which Solos Smart Glasses could help) in correcting one’s jogging posture should start from the head posture. The head position should not fall too further ahead from the shoulder as it would create a heavier burden for the neck. Such undue stress will fall onto the shoulder and directly affect the functionality of the nervous system. Which could potentially cause pain and headaches - as the range of motion is repetitive but limited.
Wearables positioned on the head could easily tackle this issue, and this is where Solos Smart Glasses come into play; sunglasses have always been an essential accessories for outdoor joggers. Now, it offers posture monitoring reminders through a comprehensive and digital interface.
As there are suggestions by experts that it is beneficial to use cues in creating visuals in mind - with messages that remind the body to maintain posture and “lead with your chest”. Solos Smart Glasses’s audio interface would offer these reminders for its users, and there are running drills and programs specially designed for different running-related needs.
Solos Smart Glasses with Solos AirGo Mobile Application is offering the following running concentrated drills.
At a cadence of 184-190 bpm, it is recommended for the runners to maintain landing the foot under the hips. To avoid overstride, as if the foot lands in front far from the knee, it would cause a heel strike and induce injury. With the cadence training program provided in Solos Smart Glasses: AirGo mobile application, users could follow the voice prompt from the glasses and achieve custom targets during their training. By integrating digital assistance and maintaining good posture; it maximises the efficiency of the session.
Assists you to carry out fat burn exercise by simply following a series of walking levels. Each level is consisted of 3 sessions, Warm Up, Fast Walk and Cool Down, which is set to be completed around 30 minutes.
Helps you to maintain in proper posture to keep your head straight during running, reducing the chance of causing neck, shoulders and back pain.
Involves a series of high intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods, helping you to improve your aerobic capacity, benefit heart health as well as weight loss.
Apart from jogging and exercise, with a good posture, it is also valuable to those who work at a desk on a daily basis. Solos Smart Glasses also cater to these office needs. For more information, please visit store.solosglasses.com.
And as always, stay healthy and connected!