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Me, standing up straight. (Photo credit: nicknacknickers)

Are you like me and miss the days when your mom would slap you upside the head and say, “Stand up straight!”

Ah . . . those were the days.

Well, long no more. There is a new product that will stand in for your mom. It is called the Lumo Lift. There is a similar device called the iPosture.

Lumo Lift is an electronic sensor you wear on your upper body and when you slouch, you get zapped with something akin to a cattle prod.  Perhaps it is more like a gentle nudge, but you get the idea. The bolt of electricity through your body reminds you to sit or stand up straight. The device also measures how many steps you take and how many calories you burn each day and sends the data to the NSA.

The makers of Lumo Lift say you will look slimmer, be more attractive, and your confidence will improve. Sign me up! It sounds like the miracle drug I’ve been trying to concoct in my garage.

All joking aside, I think every writer should buy the Lumo Lift. I’ll hazard a guess and say that along with a penchant for drinking scotch at two in the afternoon (because it made Hemingway look cool), all writers slump over their computer. My aching shoulders will attest to that. Look, I am slouching right now.

Now you know what to get me for my birthday.

Everyone can make a good posture

For a writer, that misfortune is writer’s block. (Photo credit: Viorentina)


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