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No more pain in the butt

| Updated Mar 6, 2016

Let’s face it, sometimes those long drives in our RV to get to all those great places out there can be…. Well, a pain in the…. Glutes.

Both Mike and I have had it. And while our Roadtrek seats are very comfy and have great lumbar support, all that sitting puts a lot of pressure on your butt and the back of your thighs.

We’ve seen comfort pads and padded cushions sold at truck stops and online but we were looking for something more ergonomically designed.

And that took us to a store near our house called Relax the Back. Actually, there are about 100 of these around the U.S. and each one specializes in products aimed at people seeking relief and prevention of back and neck pain.

It was there that we found the Travel Lite Cushion by Lifeform, a seat cushion made with pressure sensitive memory foam that conforms to your body and then regains its shape when not in use.

The sales person at the store took it out to the parking lot so we could try it in our Roadtrek. He explained that it is desiged to help correct our pelvic angle and sitting posture while maintaining the natural curve of the spine.

By reducing pressure to the glues and the back of the thighs, it helps improve circulation to the legs and feet. We couldn’t be happier with these cushions. We carry it between our RV and our personal car and I even bring it in the house and pur it on my office chair when we’re home.

They are exclusive to the Relax Your Back stores and cost $145 each. That’s a lot but we think they are really worth it.

Oh yeah, one other related tip we picked up from our Relax the Back store consultant that is for you men. Don’t sit on your billfold. Do not keep your billfold in your back pocket while you drive. Even if you have one of these skinny billfolds like Mike has, siting on it makes an unnatural tilt and that will always result in back pain after a long drive.

Jennifer Wendland

Published on 2016-03-06

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

One Response to “No more pain in the butt”

May 24, 2016at8:09 am, Pete Wallace said:

Sounds like a good solution to an annoying problem! My wife has nagging back / leg issues and this sounds as if it might be a solution. Please let us know if you continue to remain pleased with the Travel Light Cushion as time progresses!

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