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Is it bad to wear a posture corrector all day?

A posture corrector is a fantastic piece of kit. Put it on, and it will remind you to sit or stand up straight, training your muscles, keeping your spine in alignment, and correcting your posture over time.

However, is it okay to wear a posture corrector all day long? Surely, the longer you wear it, the sooner you’ll experience good posture, right?

As the saying goes, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing!

We recommend that you don’t wear your posture corrector all day – two hours a day is more than enough to help your posture improve.

Want to know more about buying a posture corrector? Check out our useful guide!

Why you shouldn’t wear a posture corrector all day

We always tell our customers to treat a posture corrector like you would stabilisers on a child’s bike.

The aim of stabilisers are to teach children how to keep their balance on a bike without falling over. Once they can confidently ride a bike, the stabilisers can come off.

The very same logic applies to a posture corrector. The ultimate goal of a posture corrector is to ensure good posture even after you stop wearing it. It’s designed so you can understand what good posture feels like so you can continue to keep it up when you take your posture corrector off.

If you wear it all day, you become reliant on it to maintain good posture, and it becomes a crutch.

Wearing your posture corrector for too long can even weaken the muscles in your back and core, making your posture worse than before.

Posture correctors are intended for short-term use

You’re only meant to wear posture correctors for a short amount of time.

On average, our customers report that they see an improvement in their posture after wearing a posture corrector for two hours a day, four days a week, in three weeks.

Of course, it may take slightly more or less time for you to feel a difference, depending on your existing posture.

If your posture hasn’t improved after wearing your posture corrector for a month, we recommend seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor.

They will be able to assess your posture and develop a personalised treatment plan to help you improve your posture for good.

Alternatively, if you want something you can wear for a little longer and discreetly under clothing, try a posture-correcting tank top or t-shirt. The compression is not as tight in these items, so you can wear them comfortably for eight to ten hours at a time.

Combine wearing your posture corrector with exercise for the best results

We recommend combining your posture corrector with back and neck strengthening exercises. This helps strengthen the muscles that support your spine, meaning you continue to improve your posture after taking your corrector off.

Here are some great exercises to try.

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