ku-xlargeWe’ve seen a lot of studies lately that show how poor posture can affect your body, in both short-term and long-term ways. But how does it affect your brain?

The Wall Street Journal explains:

“It’s not as though slouching will give you a hunchback in a day, but “if you do this day after day, and your muscles are not strong, the whole skeleton changes,” Dr. Golubic says. “I’m not aware of any studies that look at the changes in the volume of organs like the liver and spleen when you sit straight or slump forward. But we do know that when you slouch, you project an attitude of depression and low motivation.” When you sit up straight, he adds, “psychologically, your attitude is better.”

So there you have it – yet another reason to sit up straight!

For some tips on how to do that and also ergonomically optimize your workspace, check out this related article by Lifehacker. And while you’re at it, shop the posture-helping products (like our signature BackJoy┬« Posture+) available at BackJoy.com.

By Liana Orenstein