But it’s not only in the office that we should all pay attention to having good posture. Special clothing to improve posture whatever we’re doing is currently very popular, so we tested the Posture Shirt and Posture Brace from ActivePosture.
Test of the Posture Shirt
Like most people who work in an office, during lockdown I had to set up an improvised workspace at home. After several months of sitting at the kitchen table, which is not really designed as a workstation in terms of height, I noticed how my posture had deteriorated. The consequences for me were tensions in my neck and shoulders, a twinge in my back.
While I could normally counteract my back problems with sport, I now needed a new solution. This was the perfect time for a test. When I received the Posture Shirt and put it on, I could immediately feel an effect. Although it was a light effect, after a few hours I noticed I was less inclined to slouch because I was paying more attention to my posture.
After two days, I felt a more significant improvement. My constant neck tension had eased a bit – was I just imagining it? Definitely not. After the second week, I consciously sat straighter, even if I only wore the shirt a few hours a day. Later, I started doing sports at home again. I also wore the shirt for this, as it helped me with better posture during exercising.
How does the Posture Shirt work?
The idea for the posture-correcting shirt comes from Kinesio-taping (also called medical taping), used extensively in physiotherapy and competitive sports. The elastic shirt is skin-tight and has rigid NeuroBands on the back. These bands ensure controlled tension and a sllght pull around the shoulders when you slouch.
Who is the Posture Shirt suitable for?
The Posture Shirt is suitable for all adults who deal with poor posture or adults who suffer from back problems and muscle tension. Most of the ActivePosture® users deal with posture issues or suffer from muscle tension or pain, but many also use the Posture Shirt as a preventative measure or even for sports.
Where can I find the Posture Shirt?
You can find all the products online at activeposture.co.uk. Anyone who buys the Posture Shirt can test it for 30 days and send it back if they are not satisfied. ActivePosture has provided us with a unique offer of 15 percent off everything for our readers by using the code EXPRESS15 in the online shop.
Test of the Posture Brace
After the shirt, it was time to put the Posture Brace to the test, which has been primarily designed for shoulder support In contrast to the Posture Shirt, it should only be worn during shorter periods of time and in a targeted manner, as it moderately fixates the upper body and restricts movement. The brace should relieve muscles during a short period of time to prevent slouching.
Personally, I found the Posture Brace rather constricting. It is most helpful in the evening in front of the TV, and was especially useful in stopping me from lying on the sofa like a banana with crisps in one hand and the TV remote in the other…
For someone with posture issues or back problems, the Posture Shirt is definitely a blessing. It hasn’t magically improved my posture, but it reminds me to straighten up even in careless, concentrated moments. And after just two weeks, I can feel the first improvements in my posture.