A posture brace or posture corrector is a medical device that helps keep your spine aligned straight with a gentle reminder in the form of a constant tension. The posture brace functions to provide your shoulders with a backwards tension to help keep your shoulders aligned and in-line with your back.
In order to understand the full benefits of a posture brace and what kind of impact it can have on your spine, it's necessary to be able to understand how the spine looks like anatomically.
The human spine has natural curves which we define as "Lordosis" or "Kyphosis". These terms refer to the position of the curvature of the spine (you can think of it as right or left deviation). The natural pattern of our spine is Lordosis-Kyphosis-Lordosis. Meaning in your neck it follows a lordosis pattern, in your thoracic portion (upper back) it follows a kyphosis pattern, and so forth.
Essentially what happens when one develops poor posture from either poor habits, stress, etc. is that the curvatures in our spine tend become either excessively lordotic or kyphotic.
This is where Posture Correctors comes in! Bodytek Pro and it’s signature posture corrector is a one of a kind posture brace that helps correct these over-compensations by your spine which leads you to have these excessive lordotic or kyphotic spines. The brace is not a one time fix but something that will eventually help your spine return to a healthier anatomical position.
So when your body tries to slouch, the posture corrector prevents this movement and "induces" you to stay in the correct posture as defined by the natural curves in our spine.
Think of the Posture Brace as your own personal trainer which "trains" your body to slowly develop the correct posture by helping you develop muscle memory.
Posture can have a big impact on you. Goodposture helps you to breath, prevents your back from hurting, makes you taller, and supports a strong body. Many people slouch or lean forward rather than standing up straight.
For starters, Soreness & Pain. Slouching isn't a normal position for the body, and it causes our muscles to work harder. Soreness and pain are common effects of bad posture that are often overlooked, but it can lead to long-term health issues. Chronic pain can be a result of bad posture, especially in the lower back area.
Other effects of poor posture:
When you slouch and hunch over, your organs bunch up together. This makes it harder for the body to digest food and can lead to constipation.
Since one of the effects of bad posture is lower confidence, less motivation can also stem from bad posture. People will also see you as less confident or shy if you are slouching, which can affect both social and work situations. Less motivation also goes hand in hand with depression and fear, so it makes sense that it’s affected by posture.
When you have poor posture, the body works harder to keep you upright, and you’ll be left feeling tired. Upright is the normal position of the body, so your body is constantly trying to get it back to where it’s supposed to be. So, to do this, the body requires more energy, which will lead you to feelings of fatigue.
1. Portrays a better, more confident image.
It’s been proven in studies by the university of California that gold posture will boost self-confidence. Try this: in front of a mirror, take a deep breath and stand straight. Then slump over with poor posture.
2. Improves circulation and digestion.
When it comes to the digestive system, proper posture allows the internal organs in the abdomen to assume their natural position without undue compression, which can interfere with the normal flow and function of the gastrointestinal apparatus.
3. Makes you look slimmer and younger.
When you have good posture you will instantly take off 3-5 lbs in your appearance. It also makes you look slimmer, younger and your clothes will look better.
4. Help your muscles and joints.
Good posture helps us keep bones and joints in correct alignment. This means your muscles are used correctly, decreasing the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative arthritis and joint pain. It also reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together, minimizing the likelihood of injury. Having good posture allows muscles to work more efficently, allowing your body to use less energy and, therefore, preventing muscle fatigue. It also helps prevent muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscular pain.
5. Healthy spine
Correct posture is a simple but very important way to keep the many intricate structures in the back and spine healthy. Back support is especially important for people who spend many hours sitting in an office chair or standing throughout the day.
Sitting and standing with proper postural alignment will allow one to work more efficiently with less fatigue and strain on your body's ligaments and muscles. Being aware of good posture is the first step to breaking old poor postural habits and reducing stress and strain on your spine.
We recommend that you wear our braces at least 3-4 times a week starting as low as 15 minutes - hour for some and as you adjust working your way up the duration there’s no stopping you from wearing it alll day if you like. A lot of our customers do and report feeling great doing it. The more you wear your brace, the more you can improve your posture by allowing your body to easily form something called "muscle memory".
The beauty of our posture correctors are that they are a one size fit all. That means no matter your size, our braces can be adjusted to match your body with our easy to use adjustment clip.
Bodytek Pro was recently awarded the best posture corrector brace of 2018. They rated and ranked over 100 posture devices and ours came out on top for its price, effectiveness, and customer service.
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