Send a pow­er­ful mes­sage to your body with the right pos­ture and reap the health ben­e­fits

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Inspire -

Less Stress

When you’re faced with a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion make the ef­fort to sit up­right, rather than slouch­ing, and your brain will cope bet­ter with the pres­sure. Sit­ting up straight in­stantly boosts self-es­teem and mood, and re­duces self-fo­cus – all three of which make you more re­silient to stress.

A Bet­ter Pain Thresh­old

Ex­pan­sive and con­fi­dent pos­tures – think head held high and shoul­ders back – en­cour­age the pro­duc­tion of testos­terone, which can make pain more bear­able.

More En­ergy

Walk­ing with a spring in your step and an up­right, open chest ac­ti­vates the same bi­o­log­i­cal path­ways that ex­er­cise works on to in­crease hap­pi­ness. You’ll feel like you’ve got more en­ergy to burn, as a re­sult.

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