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What to look for in a posture corrector

Remember when your mother asked you to sit up straight? It was not a bad request on her part! By doing it, you actually activated your back and shoulder muscles, which is what is needed to hold a good posture. However, you probably slipped back to your slouching posture once your mum had left the room which is probably why you are now searching for a “posture corrector” or other tools on search engines like Google to help you sit up straight.

Avoid bent-over posture

Most results will show posture corrector braces which are designed to hold your shoulders back for you. Often you would wear it for 1-2 hours a day, maybe when you walk your dog or do grocery shopping, helping you to avoid walking bend forward. (known as bent-over posture). It is also a very good solution if you have damaged your shoulder and need to have as little movement as possible in the healing process. If you are looking for a posture corrector that can help you hold an aligned posture you may want to try the Shoulder Posture Brace from ActivePosture® without the need for any aid. 

Get a posture corrector today

Exercising is naturally always a great thing to do, but unfortunately, this is something we can only do for a limited amount of hours doing the week. If you already do that and still struggle with your posture and have pain in your neck, shoulder or back related to your posture, then a posture corrector could be the answer. ActivePosture® works with the best back support products. Follow this link to see our recognition as Best Posture-Correcting Product for 2019 voted by Global Health & Pharma. Or why not just purchase a posture corrector today and maybe you will be as happy as Terri, who left this review on TrustPilot:

"Wow, brilliant product. I have chronic neck and shoulder pain from an old injury. Despite products to assist with computer positioning I find desk-based work results in increased pain. This made a huge difference, very little neck and shoulder pain when wearing this even after two full days at my desk." Terri on TrustPilot.


A posture correcting shirt to combat poor posture

A solution for some can be posture correcting shirts, these should not be compression shirts, as they work the same way as braces by not allowing your muscles to do any work. The posture correcting shirt gives proprioceptive feedback, meaning it makes you aware of your posture and encourages you to align your posture. These are the kind of garments you will often find in physiotherapist clinics, but they can naturally also be found online. One of the most popular posture correcting shirts is created by American apparel innovator, AlignMed. Their shirt, Posture Shirt 2.0, is the world’s only medically approved posture correcting shirt and is available in the UK  exclusively from activeposture.co.uk.

Posture corrector t-shirt for all types of work

Wearing a posture corrector t-shirt can help reduce back, neck and shoulder pain, both short- and long term. By committing to wearing a posture correcting shirt for 3-6 months, you will experience how the muscles in your back and shoulders are getting stronger and therefore help you to hold an aligned posture, even when not wearing the shirt. As all you need to do is wear the shirt, this makes it a perfect product for people with a sedentary lifestyle, being from sitting long hours at a desk or driving. Equally, it is ideal for those working in asymmetrical positions, for instance, dentists, hairdressers or movers.

Back posture corrector for exercising

While a posture correcting shirt is mostly used in day-to-day life situations, it is amazing to use while working out, whether that is running, horse riding, lifting weights or doing yoga. Many postural issues and subsequent pain and aches stem from not being able to hold a strong posture throughout one's workout, so look for a back posture corrector that provides support for your entire back.