Do what your mother told you and sit up straight! She was trying more than to help you have good manners. She was helping improve your health and LIFE.
1. Good posture makes you tougher. From the USC Marshall School of Business "poor posture not only makes a bad impression, but can actually make you physically weaker." And from the same research they also found that "adopting dominant versus submissive postures actually decreases your sensitivity to pain."
That would have been useful in middle school.
2. Good posture makes you more powerful. I'm pretty sure most people agree with that. Have you ever seen a person in power with poor posture? Look at most world leaders including the President of the United States. Powerful people have near perfect posture. If you are not feeling powerful, maybe it's time to work on that posture.
Research has shown that good posture will increase your feelings of power. There is even an explanation behind that.
3. Good posture increases your confidence.
I remember playing sports in college and high school. The teams that always appeared the most difficult to beat had the most confidence and of course "swag." Take the New Zealand All Black rugby team for example. They are the dominating world champions for years in international rugby and it starts before the game is even played performing the Haka.
Okay, convinced you need good posture? What are some tools we use in the office to achieve perfect posture?
There are many and each might not be right for you. Here are a couple of my favorites.
The Posture Band! You will see me wearing mine around the office daily. It is essential to keeping me from slouching and increase energy levels at the end of the day. Better than coffee. See a picture at the bottom of the page. Come get fitted for one today.
The Posture Pump. I use mine weekly to prevent headaches and correct my cervical curve. I have family members that have great success stories with decreasing migraine headaches. Not to mention the countless patients who get fantastic results.
So, be like James Bond. Bond never slouches.
Coastal Integrative Healthcare
315 N Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater, FL 32132