Have you ever watched soldiers marching in formation? Perhaps you attended a military function where the battalion marched on the parade field or even in a movie. Maybe it was your own child wearing a uniform.
Did the soldier have sagging shoulders or assume a slouched posture? Training soldiers to establish a strong posture whether they are standing still in a formation or marching on a parade field has a strong impact to both the individual as well as the observer.
Standing tall with shoulders back and solid presents a confident personality. And this practice is backed by research. Results from a study by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA reported that posture indicates a lot about your self-esteem. The research linked sitting or standing with expansive posture (wide open and tall) with personal feelings of power, confidence in decision making, and control.
Your posture indicates a lot about your self esteem. Another study completed by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario revealed that people with an upright posture easily recall positive thoughts and tend to have a stronger self-image. This can also help them push aside negative thoughts and worry.
If you spend a lot of hours slumped in a chair make it a practice to check your sitting posture throughout the day. Another strategy is to spend more time standing while you work. Do you think you’ll get your tasks done more quickly if you do them standing instead of sitting? Check out these stand-up computer desks.