You’re looking at your computer all day. You’re hunched over your phone. You’ve got a bad back, a sore neck, a headache. Guess what? You’re normal, and you have poor posture. According to a national survey by the Orlando Health National Training Center, 47 percent of people are concerned about the effect of poor posture on their health. Orlando Health reports that for every inch your body moves in front of your shoulders, 10 pounds of pressure is added to your shoulders. Ouch! We researched posture correctors and found ones that truly may help.
Designed specifically to use while you’re sitting (so probably all day, these days), this is super easy to use and trains your body to sit correctly with good posture. Think of it as a chair transformer: It will turn your chair into an ergonomic chair. Wear it while you’re watching TV, at your desk or anywhere you’re in a sitting position. This works by stabilizing your spine’s natural curve from the bottom to the top, which aligns your vertebrae and takes away back and sciatic nerve pain. $49.99 at getbetterback.
Ergonomic Hip Cushion Posture Corrector by StayWell
If you’d prefer not to have anything strapped to you or around you, this device transforms your chair into an ergonomic chair and works to ease back pain and improve posture by placing your body into the correct position. This evenly distributes your body weight so you’ll naturally sit taller. $39.97 (list price $80) at Inspire Uplift
Marakym Posture Corrector
This is basically a band that’s pulling your shoulders and back into the correct position so you don’t have to think about it. It is fully adjustable from 28-inch to 48-inch chests, so you may even be able to share it with everyone in your family. Be prepared to wear this for about a half hour daily for the first week, and then you can cut back to 20–30 minutes per day depending on how comfortable you feel. $21.95 (list price $29.95) at Amazon
Kizu Spine Lumbar Support
This supports your lower back by stabilizing your pelvis. Use it whenever you’re sitting to get the support you need — especially if you suffer from lower back pain as you work. It’s recommended that you use it for at least 15 minutes a day. $49.95 (original $99.90) at Kizu Spine Lumbar Support
Leonisa Back Support Posture Corrector Wireless Bra
It’s a bra and a posture corrector. While you’re wearing your bra, it pulls your shoulders back, improving your shoulder posture. It takes a few hours to get used to. This has a front hook-and-eye closure so it’s easy to put on and take off, and it’s adjustable. $45 at Leonisa
ITA-MED Gabrialla Women Thoracic Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis Posture Corrector
Created for women’s bodies, this looks similar to a vest. It supports your body three ways: via your shoulders, back and abdomen. This was designed to help with a bunch of problems in addition to posture: scoliosis, osteoporosis, lumbago, radiculitis and kyphosis. It comes in sizes Small–2X. $96.99 (list price $145.85) at Health Products For You