Thursday, March 5, 2015

Day 1975 - Sit up straight!

Are you a sloucher? 

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Got no get-up-and-go? It could be because of bad posture.

When you're at your desk sitting up straight not only improves your neck and back, but it also lifts your spirits.  When you shift from poor posture to good posture you increase your dopamine and serotonin levels which are the go-go-go hormones in your body that make you feel good. Sitting to attention also decreases the stress hormone cortisol.

So stop slouching and start that good energy flow! 

It's another way to help you age positively and feel less Deep Fried.

Information source: Kenneth Hansraj, Spinal Surgeon for Redbook Magazine March 2015 

13 comments :

  1. I sat upright as soon as I saw your post title. I'm a big sloucher. I never used to be. I'm just so tired these days. Anyway, thanks for the pep talk. Must not slouch!

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  2. I'm a terrible sloucher but I am trying!

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  3. Good tip! Also try to stand up and work sometimes. Help gets the energy level up :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  4. Oops I am slouching right now as I am reading your post. Is this why I get a sore neck by the end of the week..

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  5. That's hilarious - sitting upright now too!!!!

    1975 is the year of my birth (yes I'm 40 this year) so I love that you're also on Day 1975!

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  6. I'm my goodness as I was reading this I swear I was trying to sit straighter and straighter. I am a sloucher - I think breastfeeding hasn't helped. A good reminder!!!!

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  7. Yes.. I am seeing a physio at the moment to try and help me retrain my neck and shoulder posture :-( It's good to know that there are energy and mood benefits too. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. From experience I have found this to be true but I often need to be reminded!

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  9. Just. too. tired. Tomorrow? Can I start tomorrow? Because this makes sense and is really good advice.

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  10. I am always hunched over my desk and computer, its shocking. I really need to do this :)

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  11. Thanks for the reminder. I'm conscious of it but often forget.

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