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GOOD POSTURE = GOOD MOOD

Posted: 04.26.2017

Good posture may help improve mood in those with mild to moderate depression. In a small study, half of the participants were told to sit up with a straight back and the other half could sit naturally. Those sitting up straight had a stiff piece of tape on their backs, which would pull tight if they slouched. The groups were asked to complete a stressful task and then recorded their feelings and mood. Those in the good-posture group reportedly had more energy and enthusiasm and performed better than the slouchers. Results confirmed a previous study that found slouching can crush mood and sitting up straight did the opposite.

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