Posture Bra

Top Reasons for Poor Posture

You’re at this site to learn about posture bras or braces, but how exactly did you get here? There are many reasons why you might have poor posture. Some reasons are not your fault, others are just bad habits that can be broken with some resolve on your part.  A big part of what is covered here is prevention and getting a point where you no longer have to rely on a posture bra.  While some of you might not get to that point, at least you can say you tried! Regardless, here are five major causes of poor posture.  Do any of these reasons sound like they caused your current problem?  They are not in any particular order, so don’t read into that. Sitting [ click to continue…]

Posture Support Options

Based on some of the questions received, we realize that some readers may want more information than just posture support bras. In general, other than a posture support bra your other options are posture support braces or posture support bands (yes, they sound the same but really are not). Since the rest of the site covers posture bras extensively, we will talk about support braces and bands in in this article. Posture Support Brace A posture corrective support brace, as seen above, is a viable alternative to a posture support bra and can be used by both men and women. The most popular and comfortable support braces have the over-the-shoulder elastic straps with hook and loop closures. Another strap goes around your upper torso (below [ click to continue…]

How to Improve Posture

Sit up straight, don’t slouch! Your parents or teachers have probably said that to you at least once in the past. We know what good posture is and looks like, but have trouble emulating it. Sometimes it’s genetics, but more often than not, it is probably just some bad habits picked up over time. This is especially true for those of you with sedentary jobs where you are sitting at a desk for hours at a time. Not to worry, we have some easy to follow tips that will help improve posture support. Proper Posture: First, what is proper posture? Well to make it easy we have a sitting posture and standing posture picture each. When seated, ergonomic setup is important (more on that below); [ click to continue…]

Consider a Posture Brace

In addition to a posture support bra, you may consider trying a posture corrective brace.  Posture braces tend to provide more support than the average posture bra, but at the expense of being more bulky and not as comfortable. Although the majority of reviews support this, it tends to be subjective.  One other thing to note is that posture braces are the best option for men looking for a posture support device.  Whether male or female, let’s look at the posture brace in more detail to see if it may be for you. The classic posture brace utilizes straps that run both under your armpit area and over the shoulders.  The straps gently pull on the upper back and provide shoulder support to encourage good [ click to continue…]

Good Posture Exercises for the Upper Back

If you have read some of our articles, it is no secret we believe that strengthening your upper back, shoulder and neck muscles is an important part of improving your posture long term.  The best way to do that is exercise.  Combining exercise with a posture bra or other types of posture support will be the most effective strategy.  In this article, we look at two very simple posture exercises for your upper back.  The standard disclaimer – always check with a physician or physical therapist before starting any type of exercise program, even the simple exercises shown below. We are not doctors or health practitioners! The upper back muscles are an important area to build when it comes to posture support. Here are two [ click to continue…]

A Popular Posture Corrective Brace

A very popular alternative to our favored posture bras is a posture corrective brace. While there are probably hundreds of different posture braces on the market today, a very popular one is the Footsmart Posture Corrective Brace. Note that we said “most popular” – that does not necessarily mean the best, or even good for posture support. Again, with most things in life, it is subjective. Let’s look at the good. First and foremost, this posture corrective brace has worked for many people, both men and women. That is the most important thing by far. Because of the construction, you can put it on and take it off throughout the day. This actually is a blessing, especially when it is first bought, so you can [ click to continue…]