the secret to increasing your concentration, cranking your confidence
and looking super pretty: standing up straight. It’s simple, really.
Good posture is key to being the best you, inside and out. So if you
find yourself slouching in school or at home on the computer, read on to
learn how you can improve your posture.
Ever notice how if you slouch for a while, it actually hurts? That’s
your body telling you to straighten out: Good posture should feel
natural and effortless. When you sit down in class, sit as if you are
being held up by strings, with your back against the chair. Make sure
your shoulders are back, that your bottom is in the innermost part of
the chair, and that the rest of your body feels relaxed, not tensed.
You might notice that the more you do this in school, the more alert
you’ll feel. This will help your focus and listening ability, and
eventually, it’ll help score you better grades! Good posture can also
get you brownie points with your teachers. They’ll notice how engaged
you seem and will appreciate having such an attentive student.
Good posture means standing up straight, too, so don’t forget about your
stance when you’re walking. Stand with your back straight, just as when
you’re sitting. It’s also important to keep your weight balanced evenly
on both sides of your body. If you find yourself balancing your weight
on one side when you’re flirting with a cutie by your locker, fix it
right away! It might seem natural to stand like that, but studies have
shown that standing tall will instantly improve your mood and confidence
levels, which means guys will be more likely to notice you!
If you’ve spent a lot of time slouching, it can be hard to improve your
posture. The best thing you can do is nag yourself until it comes
naturally. Good posture is an image boost that your body will love, so
stand up straight, girlie, and get ready to take on the world!
BY RACHEL NUGENT ON 10/13/2011 2:00:00 PM
POSTED IN body, health, self-esteem