BackEmbrace Changed My Life
By: Tess Garcia
It's a full-time journalist and part-time yoga instructor, I'm always looking for ways to mitigate the adverse effects of a day spent sitting at my desk. Naturally, when I was offered the chance to try out the BackEmbrace Adjustable Posture Corrector, I pounced on the opportunity. After a month of wearing the adjustable brace every day, I can honestly say that my upper body feels better than ever, despite spending hours each day in front of a computer. The BackEmbrace is made of thick, elasticated bands that are soft and non-irritating, making it feel less like a posture corrector and more like, well, an embrace. When I first received mine in the mail, I started by wearing it for 30 minutes each day to give my body time to adjust, per the brand's recommendation. Since then, I've worked my way up to wearing my BackEmbrace for hours on end, and it's become so comfortable that I'll occasionally forget I still have it on. The lightweight, machine-washable posture corrector features two shoulder loops that slip on like a backpack. All you have to do is slide one arm through each, black side facing up, and adjust their placement as needed. Next, gently pull the front two straps down at a 45-degree angle to activate the posture-correcting element. Velcro the straps together at your ribcage, and boom—you'll instantly feel a newfound openness in your chest.