Atlanta, Georgia – Posture is an indicator of how long and how well you’ll live. How do you measure up? Especially in today’s sitting, typing and texting society, mom was right – you need to straighten up. To promote the importance of posture, BodyZone, LLC is proud to announce the free PostureZone app for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store.

Your Posture Picture Will Betray You – and then Motivate You! PostureZone is a tool for people to benchmark and track posture improvements, or decline, a common consequence of excessive sitting, injuries, habits and aging. In addition, parents concerned about their child’s poor posture habits or scoliosis can monitor changes, while athletes can work towards perfecting stance and form.

“Good posture is really important for living healthier longer. Most people are completely unaware of how much their body is folding forward even when they think they’re standing straight. The negative effects of our sitting society, slumped over keyboards and phones, is enormous. The PostureZone app can help improve health and even prevent falls by making people aware of their posture as they age, as well as showing tangible changes with efforts to strengthen posture. We teach that it all begins with a posture assessment, now there’s a free tool to make it easy.” says Dr. Steven Weiniger, posture expert and delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Regular posture checks remind you to stand taller, important because posture affects everything from the way you move to body functions, including:

* Aging
* Arthritis
* Balance
* Fall prevention
* Back pain
* Neck and shoulder issues
* Headaches
* Athletic performance
* Rehabilitation of injuries
* Breathing
* Gastro-intestinal efficiency
* Cardiovascular performance
* Appearance
* Confidence

How to use PostureZone App to take a posture picture:
1. Have a friend take your posture picture
2. Position the brackets over head, torso, pelvis, and feet
3. Click for an instant posture analysis

* Your posture assessment saves automatically
* Challenge friends by sharing your posture results on Facebook and Twitter
* Take posture pictures regularly to track improvement or decline

PostureZone features include:
* Integrated level to ensure accuracy
* Choose to analyze front, side and back views
* Measure alignment of head, torso and pelvis from center
* Track and compare posture assessments in pictures gallery
* Option to share on Facebook and Twitter
* Bonus tips and exercises to help improve posture

The free PostureZone app for iPhone/iPad also features a locator and map to find a local posture professional.

Device Requirements:
PostureZone requires iOS 6 and iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 3G and newer, and can be downloaded to any camera equipped iPad to run in iPhone compatibility mode.

Pricing and Availability:
PostureZone 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store. For posture professionals, a one time in-app purchase adds case management, tap to zoom and additional export options.

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In 2000 BodyZone, LLC launched BodyZone (R) a free public online health resource and works with media to promote the importance of posture awareness, exercise and integrating intelligent habits into daily life to Move, Feel and Be Well. To strengthen the strong posture message, BodyZone, LLC created PostureZone (R) the free posture assessment app to make improving posture and tracking changes easy for everyone: teens to seniors, parents to caregivers, athletes to office workers. Through Posture Practice seminars BodyZone, LLC has trained thousands of doctors, therapists, trainers and other health and fitness professionals in StrongPosture (TM) protocols for rehab care and keeping patients and clients active and moving well as they age and is the provider of the Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP) posture certification program. BodyZone Press is also publisher of Stand Taller Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy (2008), and Posture Pictures: Assessments, Screenings and Forms (2011). All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 BodyZone, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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