3 Benefits to good posture

February 27, 2019 by Afrik Armando in Stories
3 Benefits to good posture

One of the most memorable things about my childhood was growing up with a benevolent dictator in the house. My mom gave us no breathing room, “ Don’t eat with your mouth open, don’t chew gum, don’t talk when adults are talking, flush after yourself, Wash your hands “ etc. Like an annoying prophet, she established the never-ending commandments and if you dared disobey, not only would you get a good spanking, she’d nag your ears off.

The main thing her and I always had issues with was posture, I can’t even remember how many times she told me to stop slouching, and sit up. As annoying as those reminders were, they’ve served me well through the years. I recently read an article which went into depth on this topic, but here are three of my favorite benefits which I’ve personally experienced;

* Improved Mood
* Improved memory and learning
* Makes you look more confident and powerful

And a bonus when it comes to taking pictures is it makes you look taller & slimmer, “Some poor posture positions cause your belly to protrude, giving you a “beer belly” profile. And slumping over makes you appear shorter than you are. Standing up straight will correct these issues and improve your appearance.”- Art of Manliness

There’s lots more on great posture and if you’re up for a good read, check out this article by Brett and Kate Mckay on the Art of Manliness blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions, feel free to post them down below int he comment section.

 


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