The posture corrector braces are nothing but a fabric made brace that keeps the seating posture and angle of the back and neck bones in the prescribed way. Even few years ago not many people knew about posture braces, only those with medical conditions and a prescription looked around medical stores for a posture brace. Now more people are into these posture correctors because they are very easy to use, doesn’t require a medical prescription unless there are some serious medical issues involved and they are quite reasonably priced. Consciousness regarding good posture and basic health have risen higher over the past couple years, and we see the reflection in the posture corrective brace market lately.
What is a correct posture?
Apparently, the definition of correct posture should be given before diving deep into the posture corrector market. When the body is in its best relaxing state, the bones are supposed to stay in a specific manner; e.g. the neck bone, collar bone, backbone, shoulder blades etc. While people work in a seated position for very long, they put these body parts in a stressful condition in unconscious mind. This ‘stressful condition’ is known as bad posture, and a continued sitting in bad posture will result in damage to the above mentioned bones, as well as a poor uncouth posture which doesn’t look good.
For posture enhancement, posture corrector braces are used.
What’s available in the market?
Apparently, these posture braces are easy to find in general medical stores, sports stores and online e-commerce websites. Online marketplace is a good place to begin handpicking one. However, the medical stores offer better options for trial and error while buying one. Anyone willing to use a posture brace can trial their preferred base for a real life experience before purchase, and make necessary adjustments to the sizing or even pick a different product – these are advantages that online shopping might not offer.
There are specific type of braces that are to be worn during some specific posture exercises. These exercises improve the overall posture, and there are four types of posture exercise. They are namely – cervical retraction, shoulder blade squeeze, breast lift and abdominal pull-in. None of these would require an instructor or supervisor since they are very easy, in fact a video tutorial is enough. The objective of the posture exercises is to improve flexibility of the bones and the body muscles; apart from enhancing posture.
Posture corrector braces are pretty harmless – but like any other physical enhancement instrument there might be some risks involved. Before investing into a posture corrector brace, the risks should be known to a potential customer. Not all posture conditions might allow the usage of a posture corrector, and people with serious heart and other medical conditions are suggested to consult a physician before using a posture brace. In some cases, posture braces could even worsen a person’s posture and lead to other problems.
Enhancing posture is a good step towards fitness and better health. However, assess all the possible options and verify any risks that might be involved beforehand.