Slouching just isn't a good look, for anyone. Not only this, but it will cause chronic back pain over time. The problem is, a posture is a learnt thing. Your muscle memory holds your posture in the position it has learnt over the years. This makes correcting bad posture a real task. But it is possible with determination. And also with a little help! We've looked at the best posture correctors around, and have tried them first hand. So we know which ones work the best. Take a look at our top three as well as some handy hints for good posture.
With a bit of perseverance and the right posture corrector you will prevent slouching and align your spine relieving chronic back pain. Use them to train your muscles on the new posture you want. Used just for a few hours a day you'll notice the difference in your posture after a couple of weeks. So let's have a look at which posture correctors give you the best results.
Posture Corrector - Middle Back Exerciser Stand Up Str8
( 4.4 out of 5.0 )
The Best Posture Corrector by Lightstep
( 4.4 out of 5.0 )
Beizi Posture and Spine Corrector for Children, Teenagers and Young Adults
( 4.2 out of 5.0 )
Did you know that, as well as not being a great look, bad posture can serious impact upon your well-being:
So having a good posture is vital. When standing, sitting and walking. This means keeping each part of the body in alignment, balanced and supported. It is not an easy task, which is where our posture corrector comes in.
If you've decided that you need to do something about your posture, then you're half way there. It is going to take quite some effort to achieve a good posture. Your body is used to your posture, and it will feel far more natural to you than a "good" posture. That's where a posture corrector comes in. It will basically train your muscles to pull your posture into the right position. Here are some things to consider:
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Some posture correctors are to be worn for just a few minutes, others for a number of hours a day. Think about this and choose the type that suits you and your lifestyle.
A lot of us do ignore posture, and it's easy to do so as any problems from poor posture can take years to manifest themselves. Posture is simply the position that our body is in when we sit, stand, walk, sleep and anything else you can think of! There are two aspects that affect our posture; skeleton and muscles.
The skeleton provides a framework used by our tissues for protection and shape. Did you know that our bones continue to change throughout our lives? Even when we've finished growing. Our bones are always either losing mass or gaining it, and as they are so fluid they can go into positions and alignments that you don't want.
Muscles hold the skeleton in alignment. Good alignments means that you have good posture. The muscles will mirror your skeleton and adapt and change all the time. If a muscle is weakened then it won't be able to do its job properly. On top of this you need to consider muscle memory. This is often a problem with long term postural problems and can be difficult to change. This is where a posture corrector comes into its own.
Our product reviews are based on how effective the product is; does it work? Then we look at how long-lasting the posture correct is; is it up to the job over time? Finally we consider how easy the posture corrector is to use and finally value for money.
This classic posture corrector does everything it says it will. Wear for 2-4 hours per day and you will notice a difference within a few weeks. It is comfortable and discreet and is a high quality product. We loved it.
A classic posture corrector that really does a great job. It is also comfortable, discreet and long lasting. We were all extremely happy with this product.
Just the sizing. For most of us we found that the back posture corrector came up small. By as much as 2 sizes. So be warned, go bigger!
Now for something a little different. This posture correct also reverses bad posture but in a different way. You just need to wear it for 2 minutes a day. Well that's not entirely true. You need to wear it for 2 minutes a day and do the ?posture?-improving exercises while wearing it! It's designed to strengthen the muscles in between the shoulder blades allowing proper posture to be held when not using the corrector.
If you're not comfortable with wearing a brace for up to 4 hours a day, then this is a great alternative. By strengthening those muscles you will be more easily able to hold the correct posture. As the muscles get stronger you'll get better and better at this.
Some of our testers complained that the rubber ring at the front was a bit uncomfortable on the chest when exercising. But it is only for two minutes, and we advise wearing a shirt underneath to give yourself a bit of padding! This type of posture corrector means that you still need to actively remember to hold the right posture during the day. It won't help muscle memory but will help you to actively get it right!
This posture corrector works in the same way as our #1 pick. But it is designed specifically for younger folk. This is when bad posture really is starting, and if you can stop it in its tracks you won't regret it. That's why we wanted to include this product as we think this is a great idea.
Designed for younger (and smaller) bodies, this is best used twice a day for shorter periods. A classic posture correcting brace that will give great results if worn for a couple of months as per the instructions.
You do need to wait a long time for delivery. We found ourselves waiting three weeks for this to arrive! Also, in warmer climes it isn't ideal that you're recommended to wear a vest or t-shirt underneath the posture corrector. May get a little hot with all of those layers on!
Really we've got two very similar products in 1st and 3rd, with an alternative for 2nd. It will to a large extent come down to personal choice which you go for, and all three are great. We've gone with the classic posture corrector by Lightstep at #1 as it really does a great job and the quality of the materials means that it is comfortable and breathable and therefore you're more likely to wear it for longer!