In the last post we looked at the importance of identifying the “one small thing” that has the power to impact various aspects of your life.
We would be remiss if we did not explore the “domino effect” of being more conscious of your posture in order to improve your well-being and overall quality of life.
Since the majority of the workforce is confined to sedentary workstations for a good part of the day, the importance of your posture is more prevalent today than ever before.
By just being a little bit more conscious of how you are positioning your body, everything from how you breathe, to how you feel, to even how productive you are, improves.
Check out the “Domino Effect” of being more conscious of your posture below:
1. Possessing good posture improves your breathing by up to 30%
Take just 10 seconds to try and breathe while slouching.
Having a hard time?
Now sit up straight and breathe.
Notice a difference?
Imagine the effect that has over 8 hours day-in and day-out.
To learn more check out this article from www.breathing.com
2. Improved breathing leads to improved energy levels
As you might have just noticed when you tried to breathe normally while slouching, your lungs could not fully expand. This is because when you slouch your lungs are being squeezed therefore decreasing your ability to breathe. (There is a reason why water does not come out of a hose with the same power when it is folded over)
The same goes for our bodies.
Shallow breathing means less oxygen into your system.
Less oxygen means less energy.
It only makes sense that by breathing better your energy levels improve.
To learn more check out this article from BodyZone
3. Improved energy levels leads to improved mood
In this 90 second video from Tony Robbins (coach to some of the the worlds greatest leader´s Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Princess Diana, and Mother Teresa) he asks the audience who is willing to bet $100,000 that they can guess the posture of someone who is depressed.
Think of someone you know who is always in a bad mood.
How is their posture?
When energy levels decline, it makes people more susceptible to anxiety and depression.
4. Improved mood leads to improved productivity
Why would companies invest in wellness plans and create benefit packages?
They want their employees happy.
Happy employees equal more productive employees.
To learn more check out this article from inc.com
Kind of makes you want to sit up straight doesn´t it?
What other small changes have you made that have led to creating lasting change?
We would love to hear your feedback.
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