What Is The Best Way to Correct Posture?

So after years of playing computer games as a child, I have a somewhat bad posture (forward rounded shoulders/hunched back) and do want to to correct it.

After browsing the internet, I have seen posture braces. Do they work? Or are there are other better ways to address this issue?

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    Get a good chair those ergonomic ones if you plan on going on a computer for a long time, go on youtube and look at those back posture exercises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_dFRnmdGs it does wonders, you'll notice a difference within a week.

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      Exercise. I had bad posture as well. Got a personal trainer who taught me exercises and stretched me and poked me with a stick at all my tense muscles and over a period of a year, my posture is much better… I have gained almost 2 inches in height. and I feel much better as well.

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        When did you notice a difference? months in? A year sounds a bit rough. This guy went from Flintstones to perfect in 4 months https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l33ot5y-XxY

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          I started getting/feeling better about the 4-6 month mark, but then you also need to maintain it and get your body to adapt to the new posture as its default.

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    I'm a bit the same, I suggest doing things like bench pressing, push ups and childs pose to open up your shoulders whenever you feel like ur a bit stiff.

    I'd like to know about back braces too though, if they are comfortable etc.

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    A physio tried this on me. Elastoplast tape vertically from neck to waist. Every time you lean over the tape will remind/stop you?

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    Start going to the gym and develop your whole body. Your core and back muscles (primarily) will strengthen and hold proper posture more easily and without you thinking about it.

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      can make it worse too. too many people focus on their anterior muscles (front delts & chest) more than their rear delts and lats and as a result cause rounded shoulders.

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        Aye. I did say develop your whole body though.

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    Yoga. Yoga. Yoga.

    Trust me.

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      Naked yoga?

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        Naked wet yoga, but must be able to fold your own genitals

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    surgery spinal realignment.

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    Have the same here…

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    Work out.

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    Can try lying flat on a hard floor. Increase time lying flat if you don't hurt yourself trying to do it the first time. Whatever you try be careful. Build up from that by trying more exercises as others suggest.

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    Bikies and baseball bat…

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    Seriously though, I improved mine through exercise and being mindful of my posture all the time. Stand tall with shoulders back and chest out and keep your stomach muscles slightly firm.

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    Put a long pole up your backside and that should keep you stiff and upright

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    I got one of these from Kickstarter https://getbetterback.com and it definitely makes me work my gluts and lower back by making me sit up. I've been getting lower back problems the last few months but on my recent physio visit I was told my lower back was looking better.

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    Thanks evveryone for your comments.

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    Yoga!

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    Body weight squats, planks, hip raises.

    Quad stretches and calf stretches.

    And don't sit too much, sitting itself causes hip problems even if you sit up straight.

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    i feel a lot of pain on my front leg quads muscles when doing "heel sitting posture" (butt rested on heel)
    what causes this and how to fix it?

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      You are stretching the quad muscles, tendons and fascia. Many activities such as running and weight lifting actually shorten the quads which are large, strong muscles. This can pull other areas out of alignment and cause all sorts of issues.
      You can find various re-allignment exercises on youtube. Search for Kelly Starrett-he is the master of this particular issue.