Improve Your Posture

Source:  Fast Company, Nov 2016

Good posture, it turns out, is not only good for your body, but your brain and your productivity as well.

A 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology revealed that sitting up straight and sticking your chest out can boost self confidence, while slouching can lead to negative thoughts. Another study found that good posture actually increases your productivity and creativity.

Hint:

Pretend an invisible string runs up through your body and out the top of your head, and then act as if someone is constantly pulling that string up.

when you are more erect—whether you’re sitting, standing, or walking—”you have more energy and more access to positive thoughts,” says Peper.

“Posture is how we communicate to others: dominance versus submission. When standing tall you unknowingly occupy more space, you radiate outward, and thus are more easily recognized.”

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