Adjust the length of the PostureNOW tension band between the arm cuffs. To get started, the tension band should be adjusted to the length approximately the width of your chest. (You may need to make final adjustments after step #5)
Make sure the adjustable arm cuffs are closed using the velcro fastener, slightly larger than the circumference of your upper arm.
Place one of the cuffs over your right arm and slide up to approximately the top of your bicep (see picture below). Adjust the arm cuff so that it fits your arm snugly, but not too tight.
With your left arm, reach back and slide your arm into the other cuff, like you're putting on a coat. Slide the cuff to the top of your left bicep and adjust it like in step three.
The tension band should be tight enough across the back so that it fits loosely when your posture is straight and erect. It will tighten if your shoulders hunch forward, gently reminding you to use good posture.
Using the PostureNOW posture brace to correct bad posture, a consumer can expect to look thinner, appear taller, and look and feel more confident. Consumers will also benefit from improved back health, alleviating chronic pain and discomfort. Also, women who use the PostureNOW posture brace will experience the appearance of a larger, fuller chest, while men can see their beer bellies instantly appear to shrink. With the PostureNOW posture corrector, consumers will enjoy a healthier and sexier appearance, while feeling more youthful and energetic.
We designed PostureNOW not to do the work for you, but to serve as a gentle reminder to keep your shoulders back. Traditional posture braces pull your shoulders into good posture, which actually weakens your back muscles over time and end up making your posture worse. Based on our research with doctors and chiropractors, we determined that if the posture brace actually pulls your shoulders back, it may improve your posture for that moment, but will cause long-term atrophy in your muscles and can permanently damage your posture.
When worn correctly, PostureNOW should have no tension across your back when you're in correct posture. Then, when your shoulders slouch forward, you'll notice a little tension across your back, which will remind you to bring your shoulders back and straighten your back. This results in muscle memory, which creates the habit of good posture. Basically, PostureNOW acts as a gentle reminder to stay in good posture.