Good Posture May Help Uplift Your Mood, Increase Self-esteem & More! Read This! by Erica Hornthal
Sitting upright may actually improve depressive symptoms. That is the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Adopting an upright posture leads to:
- increased self-esteem
- reduced fatigue
- an increase in enthusiasm
- more energy
Previous studies had shown that changing posture enhanced mood and self-esteem in healthy individuals. This study shows that it can benefit anyone, even those living with depression. So how can we practice good posture?
- Straighten your back.
- Drop your shoulders.
- Slightly raise your chin.
Practice this every day, especially when you are feeling low, and you will start to feel the difference. Learn more about this study here!