Can sitting up straight really make you happier?
Apparently your mother was right when she kept reminding you to sit up straight. The science is in. The latest studies show that our posture effects our thoughts and our opinions. It makes us happier and gives us more energy. It subconsciously effects our thinking and decision making. And there’s more…
Not only does our body language make us feel more powerful, but it actually changes our hormones and increases testosterone, while reducing our stress hormone Cortisol.
Our posture influences how other people think and feel about us.
Check out Amy Cuddy’s famous Ted Talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” on how posture changes our physiology. You definitely want to watch this before going into an important interview.
Read more to find out how to improve your posture and what else our body language can tell us about ourselves.