I’ll confess up front: I have terrible posture. Its one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as something I know I should do, but never get around to, like eating more vegetables and sending more postcards. Researching how our posture affects us was no different.
Here are three fascinating things that happened once our posture changes:
1. Happier : For example, when we sit up straight, we are more likely to remember positive memories or think of something positive in general, according to this experiment.
2. More Powerful : Posture also changes our hormones: Standing tall literally makes you more powerful
3. More in Control : Those in the powerful poses not only felt more powerful and in control, but were 45% more likely to take a risky bet.