More and more blogs today are talking about productivity – making the most of the limited time that you have.
We think you should, because time truly is our most valuable resource and how we choose to spend our time affects everything meaningful about us – our health, happiness, energy, etc.
Today, we want to discuss a productivity tip that not only helps you get more work done, but also helps you be a more energetic and happy person. The tip we are going to talk about today is posture.
How can posture increase your energy?
Dr. Vasili Gatsinaris, a chiropractor in Irvine and owner of Next Level Wellness Center, says that implementing good and correct posture throughout your day can increase your energy levels. This happens because having bad posture when sitting and working drains a considerable amount of your energy throughout your day, because, believe it or not, you’re using more energy to slouch than you are to sit up straight.
When you are slouching, your body is sending subconscious signals to the brain that you are not in work mode. When you have good posture, you’re telling your brain that this is the time to work and get some stuff done! It keeps you more alert and helps you stay in focus and procrastinate less. Dr. Gatsinaris says that seeing a chiropractor can help correct your posture and align your spine making it easier for you to be in good posture throughout the day.
What is good posture? For many people, good posture might actually be an unknown. Unless you were specifically taught in-person by a chiropractor, chances are your don’t know exactly what good posture is. Not essentially a substitute, but you can find out some more information about good posture here, but please see a chiropractor as well to get in-person instruction.
Studies have shown that if you practice good posture throughout your day, it is easier to stay in a good mood and get more work done, because you can spend your time more effectively. This also translates to happiness. When you get your work done and feel good about yourself, you’re happier, right? It makes sense, right?
Other benefits of good posture
In addition to giving you more energy and helping you be more productive, good posture can also improve your confidence. As we already know, confidence can also make us happier through the ability of being able to take on social interactions much more comfortably. Confidence can show through your posture and people will respect you more and look up to you more, just from the way you carry yourself.
Lastly, good posture can also make you more attractive. Again, good posture shows confidence and people are attracted to people with confidence. Plus, this confidence will make starting conversations easier and helps the social interaction as a whole.
The first step is to schedule an introductory session with a chiropractor. Have them help you correct your posture and show you first hand what good posture actually is.
If you have seen a chiropractor recently, do you have any other healthier living tips that they have told you? Feel free to share in the comments below.