“When someone’s unhappy, their posture shows it,” says posture expert Dr. Steven Weiniger. “Body language expresses our mood and attitude. It’s common-sense to know a friend is feeling down when her posture is slumping over. New research shows it’s a two way street – how you hold your body affects your mental attitude, and your state of mind will change how you hold your body.”
POSTURE AND MOOD RESEARCH
Smart posture habits can make a big difference in mind and body. Studies show self-esteem and mood can be improved by sitting (or standing) tall, with head, torso and hips aligned.
CHECKING AND TRACKING POSTURE
Checking in with your posture periodically is a recommendation along with using a try a free posture app to keep a record you can refer to later.