Reviewing the AlignMed Posture Shirt
Stop Stooping Over the Computer
If anyone spends too much time in front of the computer it’s probably me. One of the consequences of this is that if you’re not very careful, it’s very easy to slouch and develop poor posture – which in turn can lead to back and shoulder problems. Having suffered last year with shoulder problems I’m determined to try and do everything possible to avoid this problem recurring, so when I was offered the chance to try the Anodyne “Posture Shirt” I was extremely keen!
Posture Shirts for Men and Women
The Alignmed Posture shirt is a garment suitable for both men and women and it is available in a variety of colours. I chose the v-neck version in black and it was sent to me in the post by Anodyne. On opening the box it looked quite similar to any other sports t-shirt. The material is a stretchy black fabric and it was just when you turn it over you can see that it has a pattern of tapes across the back of the shirt.
Built In Kinesiological Tapes
The idea behind it is that the shirt is a kind of “posture corrector”, and that these “kinesiological tapes”, that the garment is equipped with, stimulate your muscles, improve blood circulation and can help you maintain better posture. It is also supposed to stimulate otherwise inactive muscle group and to improve your body’s muscle memory.
Get The Right Size & Gradually Increase Wearing
Fabian from Anodyne advised me that it was important to get the right fit to begin with – and that meant getting a size which was tight enough as you need to have a close fit for the t shirt to be able to work its magic. If you’re not sure about how to wear it, there are detailed videos online explaining everything to do with putting on and wearing the posture-corrective clothes. He also advised only wearing it for up to 3 hours the first day and then gradually wearing it for longer each day. If, however, you have an existing back problem, they do recommend consulting your physiotherapist or doctor before use.
The first time on it seemed quite strange as it really felt quite tight but I must say that it’s very comfortable to wear and in fact after a while you do forget your wearing it. There is something about it though which does make you feel as if you are holding yourself better and I don’t know whether this is part psychological and part physiological, but having worn it now for about a month I really do try to have much better posture when working at the computer.
AlignMed World leader in Posture-Corrective Clothing
AlignMed is the world leader in the field of posture-corrective clothes and there is a lot of science to back up their claims. They have a wide range of other posture correcting garments including an InterActive posture correcting bra, and leggings too. You can wear the clothes everyday and of course during sport and other physical activities and the material is high quality, comfortable and moisture wicking.
Will I Continue Wearing It?
Yes! Having worn it for a month, now that it’s Spring time in Zurich I’m not wearing it every day but I do wear it several times each week and will continue to do so. I enjoy wearing it and I feel that it does make me hold myself better – not in a huge way that I feel strange about it, but it’s just a gentle reminder and it stops me stooping over the computer which can only be a good thing!
AlignMed posture wear is available in Switzerland from Anodyne Shop. If you’re interested in find out more about the AlignMed range of Posture Corrective Clothing please visit the Anodyne-shop.ch website here.
Photos are courtesy of AlignMed and Anodyne
I was given an Align Med Posture Shirt to test and all views are entirely my own
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