Do you care of yourself, your health, life, weight, look and mind? If your reply is a “Yes”, then you should practice a better posture because it’s been proved to have positive effects on your body.
Your body shows how you are, and this influences your body: your feelings, sadness, low self-esteem, happiness…all your moods affect the posture, and your posture affects the body…in turn, your body can affect your mood.
But, perhaps, most of you is here to know if a good posture can help you lose some weight. Well, the reply is yes. In fact, a bad posture can hinder the proper functions of your organs, strictly connected to your weight such as the circulatory system and the digestion.
Further more, a bad posture reflects a low self-esteem that influences your diet. Apparently, the better you see yourself, the better you may eat and the less you may feel hungry. Therefore, when you wake up in the morning, try to create a good image of yourself and feel it: automatically – and indirectly – you will practice a good posture that will eventually lead to a higher self-esteem and better and healthier diet habits.
The benefits of a good posture in few words:
- improved digestion and consequential ability to work better;
- reduced fluid retention due to a less compression of blood and lymphatic vessels;
- boosted “body-purification” thanks to a better intestinal activity.
So next time you look at yourself and you don’t like what you see, remember that posture could be the key of your happiness – or part of it – but do it with awareness, willingness and happiness. Doing it because you feel obliged would just make you even more stressed and you can “say goodbye” to a healthy and attractive body.
You may also be interested in listening at this talk with Social psychologist Amy Cuddy about the “power of posing” and how your body language may shape who you are. This talk was presented at an official TED conference and these were some of her words: