As you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance your shoulders are a bit hunched over and your lower back rounded. Am I wrong?

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. You’re not alone. There are millions of people with the same problem.

Typing “posture corrector” in an online search bar will return pages of options. This is good news if you know what you’re looking for. Otherwise, it can feel overwhelming. And you definitely should know how to choose the right posture corrector. Otherwise, you will spend money uselessly and you will not see any progress.

When determining which posture corrector is right for you, here are a few things to consider:

It should suit your size

For a posture corrector to be effective, it should fit comfortably. It’s very important to look at size charts and select the size that best fits your body measurements. This might seem obvious but there’s a lot of people who buy posture correctors as if they were buying clothes and they often end up exchanging the item for a new size.

It should be easy to wear and adjust

Go for the product that you can easily take off and put on. Some posture correctors are more difficult to wear and adjust. As you might want to put it on and take it off a few times throughout the day, you will want something practical. Otherwise, you will lose your patience and end up giving up the idea. Being easily self-adjusting, you also don’t have to rely on having another person around to help you put it on and take it off. Choose a model that comes with adjustable straps or elasticized sections that suit your frame.

It should focus on an area of support

Narrowing your search to posture correctors that focus on key areas can increase a product’s effectiveness. There are posture correctors more appropriate for neck, shoulders and upper back, others that provide full back support including lower back, and others specific for lumbar support (mainly used to work out and/or in weightlifting). Make sure you choose a product that fits your needs and targets the area you need the most support.

It should be comfortable

How can you keep wearing something extremely uncomfortable to wear? A posture corrector should be comfortable and soft, especially the straps, so there’s no pinching or chafing under the arms.

Also, if your job involves long hours of sitting at a desk and you want to use it for a long time for faster results, you should opt for a smart posture corrector as they are typically more comfortable. Instead of forcing your shoulders to be pulled back as traditional ones, the smart posture corrector will vibrate if you bend at a certain angle considered inappropriate. This is quite interesting because it’s expected that these repetitions will help you to create the habit to straighten your back and start doing it by yourself in the long run.