If your posture is anything like mine, you probably feel like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. SO, before reading any further, I want you to pause and look at the way you’re sitting. Is your back bent over? Shoulders slumped? Head over-extended forward? Now let’s test you while standing. Is your pelvis pushed forward and lower back swayed? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you have poor posture. There are so many different posture corrector methods out there, but today we wanna give you advice that will really help:
Presenting... 11 Posture Corrector Methods that truly work!
- Use Plexus Micro Wheel as Posture Corrector
USE THE PLEXUS MICRO WHEEL. It might only be 6 inches in diameter but don’t let the size fool you. It makes the BIGGEST difference. This little guy can be placed in between your back and chair and you can immediately see how it pops you into a 90 degree angle. Seriously, it’s a miracle worker. And one of the best parts is how small and convenient it is to take with you. Use it at work, school, while driving in your car, or even while watching netflix! You name it! The options are endless. In all circumstances, the plexus wheel has your back. Don't just take our word for it! PostureCorrectorBrace.com did an entire review on what they thought of the micro wheel!
- Use All Plexus Wheels as a Posture Corrector
Speaking of endless options.. You can also USE THE PLEXUS MEDIUM AND STANDARD WHEEL. These wheels are larger in size (10 in and 12 in) and also assist in correcting posture. After meeting with countless chiropractors and physical therapist, all three wheels were designed for the same purpose. As you roll your back out on our wheels the muscles along the spine will relax, shoulders will roll back into proper position, and you entire chest will be opened. Go to https://plexusco.com/pages/reviews to see how this has worked miracles as a posture corrector.
- Stretch Your Back Straight
Each time you step away from sitting for extended periods of time, clasp your hands together and hold them up in front of you. Push your shoulders forward and drawing the head back, looking up at the ceiling. This stretches your muscles out and pulls them back into alignment.
- No Crossing, No exceptions
While sitting, place both feet directly in front of you. You may have people thanking you for crossing your legs in the office or at church, but your upper back will be complaining later during the day.
- Switching Up Your Space
Change your mouse from left to right hand every few days to keep the body in balance.
- Be Your Own Posture Corrector
Make a rule for yourself that every time you think about your lover or food, you evaluate and correct your posture. Or just put a sticky note somewhere that you pass by often to remind yourself to straighten up!
- Align the Screen, Align the Spine
Make sure your computer screen is aligned with the middle of your body. Bring the screen to eye level when sitting upright.
- Evenly Distribute Weight
Make sure your weight is evenly distributed on your feet when you stand – you might feel as if you are leaning forward, but you’re not. The spine has two natural curves that you need to maintain: the "double C" or "S" curves found from the base of your head to your shoulders and the curve from the upper back to the base of the spine.
- The “Core” Posture Corrector
We already know you want those rock solid abs. Maybe this fun fact will give you some extra motivation to do those crunches in the morning. When your core muscles are weak, your spine doesn’t have adequate support to maintain perfect posture naturally. Your other muscles begin to compensate to help you stay erect, which can lead to a slouchy stance.
- Sleep the Bad Posture Away… or not
We spend a third of our lives laying in a bed, so we better put a little effort into making sure we are sleeping in a position that is healthy for our bodies. Before and after sleeping, check your body’s position! Sleeping on your stomach is death to the back. It pushes the body’s natural curves out of kilter. Although it may feel nice to sleep on a massive pillow behind your neck, it can encourage us to stick our heads out throughout the day. This is "No bueno."
Do Posture Corrector Braces Work?
Try going to Google and typing in “bad posture,” “posture corrector,” or even “help posture.” Every search will bring up ads for posture-corrector-back-braces. If these ads are popping up everywhere, it must mean they work right? Well… not necessarily. Some have reported that braces are a waste of money if they are not suited to your backs needs. Braces are most commonly used for patients who have scoliosis, and kyphosis. If you have these conditions and are struggling with posture, it may be time for a trip to the doctor and a back brace. Most of us however, can help those hunchbacks without the brace.
Not only are caved-in-shoulders and “text-neck” unsightly, but the painful symptoms of bad posture can really put a “slump” in your day. Postural dysfunction (poor posture) causes pain in the joints, muscles and vertebrae from being in stressful positions. Poor positioning results in a buildup of pressure in back tissues.” Although there are many causes of back pain, correcting our posture will relieve unneeded pressure we put on our backs!
At Plexus our objective is to make sure you have a happy and healthy back. Hopefully after reading this blog, and buying a Plexus Wheel, you feel confident that you can put that poor posture in the past! Buy a wheel today!