Spending eight hours a day hunched over a computer is worse for your posture than spending all day working on a farm, or waiting tables, or anything that involves a modicum of movement. And bad posture is not just unsightly—it can lead to serious back and neck problems down the road. You’ve got to improve your bad posture, fast. And according to nearly 1,000 reviewers on Amazon, there’s a small, affordable device that really works,
While there are plenty of stretches and exercises you can do to prevent and correct bad posture, the main culprit for slouching is nothing more than simple habit and fatigue. Most of us spend all day sitting at a desk. And when fatigue sets in from sitting in the same spot for hours at a time, we slouch. It’s not that complicated. Simply sitting up straight, as Grandma used to say, would alleviate much of the issue. Unfortunately, like most habits once you start to slouch, it’s hard to stop.
Check out the Upright GO. It’s a posture trainer that adheres to your upper back with sticky bandages. Whenever you slouch, it gently vibrates, providing real-time posture feedback. But it has nearly 1,000 reviews on Amazon—and nearly 80 percent of those are for 4 or 5 stars. So clearly, it works for a ton of people.
And it’s not intrusive or obnoxious—or even visible. No one needs to know you’re wearing the Upright GO. Sync it to your Apple Watch, and you can even get a subtle, private notification rather than a buzz. The buzz, by the way, is completely adjustable for intensity and sensitivity.
Unlike other posture correctors and braces, the GO helps you build a strong core by following a weekly training plan. Using the Upright app, you follow a personalized training program that shoots for daily goals to improve your posture, strengthen your back, and train your brain to be aware of slouching. As your core gets stronger, so will your back. Ultimately, you’ll be able to turn the vibrations off, and simply use the app to track and monitor your upright vs. slouched posture. You get a daily “upright score,” and see your progress over time.
Before long, you’ll look and feel more confident, appear leaner, and feel better. This is the DIY of posture trainers, but with a little help from a tiny friend.
Plus, by focusing on keeping your spine and head aligned, your body will breathe more easily, sending more oxygen to your brain and allowing you to focus. With better focus you’ll increase your productivity. And that’s great news for anyone who sits behind a desk all day.
Will it work for you? There’s only one way to find out.
In the box you will find the Upright GO posture device, a travel case, USB charging cable, 9 reusable hypoallergenic medical grade adhesives, and a user manual. Just download the free iOS or Android app, and start working on improved posture today.
GET IT: Pick up the Upright GO Posture Trainer ($80) at Amazon
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