Our posture is the worst since Covid-19. We're stuck at home and everything like the gym is done on the computer, with little chance of even walking to the water cooler.
Plus: our bodies are inherently lazy. It is easy to bend over, sit down, and lose posture. Also, poor posture can put stress on your body. It can cause pain in the neck, upper back, shoulders, and lower back.
If these pains sound familiar, we recommend that you consider a posture corrector. These devices come in a variety of formats. Some look like suspenders and fit over the shoulders and hips. Others are shirts with special panels designed to remember to activate specific muscle groups. Also, some people have cushions on their backs and use vibrations and other reminders (such as phone reminders) to remind them to sit up straight. Some combine these methods.
How the Pose Collector Works
What all posture correctors have in common is that they are designed to deal with the muscle imbalances that occur when we are in unhealthy and fixed postures for extended periods of time. The muscles in the front of the chest (pectoralis) tend to be tight, but the muscles in the upper back, including the central traps and rhomboids, can be overstretched. Orthotics help restore underactive muscles and guide where to go.
Proprioception helps you move freely without having to stop and think about everything. You can close your eyes, touch your nose with your fingers, go down stairs without looking at every step, or sit in a chair without looking at your buttocks. Orthotics allow us to establish proprioception, enhance the sense of good posture and what we need to do to achieve it. Let them recognize it. Ideally, this fix will end up being second nature.
How to choose a posture corrector
I'm not sure which type of liner is best for you, but if you're ready to try it out, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Is it for your weakness? There are different posture correctors for different parts of the body. The most common are the shoulders, cervicothoracic junction (where the upper back meets the neck), and the lumbar spine. You need a breathable material that is comfortable on the skin and doesn't rub. It shouldn't contort your body into unnatural positions or hold you in too tightly.
- Can I use it myself? We want to be able to put on, adjust, and take off without having to rely on someone else to tighten and take off.
- OK? See how it fits your outfit. In most cases, you need to hide the pose collector.
- Is the price correct? Posture correctors with technical components tend to be more expensive than other types.
How to use the pose collector
Most importantly, do not plan to use a posture corrector permanently. We recommend that you limit your usage to a few hours per day. If you turn it on for a long time, your body may start to rely on the device and return to the chakra.
These devices are best used in conjunction with a posture-enhancing exercise routine. Your goal is to give your body a feeling of perfect alignment and to strengthen the muscles you need.