In case you haven’t noticed, we take good posture pretty seriously here at Lumo BodyTech. We often get asked why we care about posture so much – are we just a company full of ex-ballerinas and people who got aggressively nagged by their grandmothers to stand up straight? Although the answer to that question is no, we think that those nagging grandmothers are on to something! A growing body of research indicates that there are countless reasons to care about your posture.
First of all, good posture makes you look better. Standing up straight makes you look taller and more confident, and can even make you look up to ten pounds thinner. Now that’s the easiest “weight loss” scheme we’ve ever heard – and Lumo Lift can make it even easier!
Once you’re standing straight and looking great, you’ll probably notice that you also experience a lot less pain. More than 80% of American adults suffer from back pain and good posture is a key part of alleviating back pain, as well as neck, knee, and hip pain. Once your spine is properly aligned in good posture, the rest of your body follows suit.
Not only will you look great and avoid lots of pesky pain that comes from hours slouched on the couch or in a desk chair, but having good posture will also make you feel more confident. While it’s probably no surprise that good, strong posture makes you look more confident, social psychologist Amy Cuddy has found that holding yourself in open, strong “power poses” can boost testosterone and cortisol levels and have a marked impact on how confident you feel.
One of Dr. Cuddy’s studies also showed that people behave less assertively after they spend time in a scrunched, slouchy position. Craning your neck to work on a small tablet or smartphone screen is a key culprit! Give power posing a shot by striking an expansive pose for two minutes and seeing how the surge of hormones impacts you. A boost of confidence and assertiveness might be just what you need to nail that job interview or tackle a big presentation!
Given all of these amazing benefits of good posture, we think that our passion for posture is thoroughly justified! Sitting up straight and standing tall can make you look and feel significantly better…so what are you waiting for? Start power posing today and see how good posture can help to change your life for the better.