Why Traditional Posture Correctors Actually Make Your Posture Worse

Poor posture is an epidemic in 2018

We're all spending a higher percentage of our days hunched over our computers and smartphones. Whether we're at work, having coffee, out with friends or at home, most of us spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a computer or checking email and social media on our smartphones. More and more of our days are spent with our heads down.

When you were young, did your mother you to stand up straight? Well, today's kids are at a computer or playing video games for hours throughout the day. Poor posture is rapidly becoming part of everyday life and the negative effects go far beyond pain in our necks and back.

Bad posture can equal poor health

People with poor posture suffer many negative consequences, including neck and back pain, misaligned spine, rounded, slumped shoulders, osteoporosis and arthritis. But poor posture also causes less obvious side effects, like decreased energy, poor organ function, abdominal discomfort, and more.

And finally, bad posture gives one the appearance of low self-esteem, poor health, and an overall lack of self-confidence.

Can a posture brace be the cure?

Traditional posture corrector braces come in multiple sizes, materials and configurations. Whether it's thin, over-the-shoulder posture bras, or Velcro vests and posture back braces made of surgical tubing, they're all trying to do the same thing: force one's shoulders back to maintain an upright, improved posture. But therein lies the problem: with most posture corrective braces, it's the braces that do the work and put the user into correct posture. What's the problem with that, you might ask?

Traditional posture braces and posture correctors do the work for you. Having your shoulders pulled back actually weakens the back muscles, and worsens your posture over time, thus defeating the very purpose of using a posture corrector.

Most people who have tried traditional posture corrector braces have experienced chafing under the arms, discomfort, and the difficulty of using these devices, but most people don't realize that in the process of trying to shortcut posture improvement, they might be causing atrophy in the muscles in the back that are needed for good posture.

A PostureNOW posture corrector is the solution

In 2009 we developed PostureNOW specifically NOT to pull your shoulders back and do the work for you. Instead, when you wear the PostureNOW posture brace correctly and you're in upright posture, there should be no tension across your back. But when you begin to slouch, you'll feel the pull across your back, reminding you to pull your shoulders back and keep your back straight. It's really just a simple training device that helps you develop muscle memory and strengthens the muscles in your upper back, so you'll use it less and less over time. 

Try a PostureNOW posture corrector today. It's got a 90-day money back guarantee, so if you don't find that it helps your posture, you can return it for a full refund.

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