Okay, I didn’t mean to yell. But DAMN IT, I did it again!
While wasting away the day at work I caught myself leaning my neck so far forward at the computer screen I swear I could have licked my nipple if I looked down. Okay, now that that visual is burnt into your head, let’s get started:
Definitions (according to me):
Posture – The straightness of your spine.
Bad Posture – When your spine is not straight
Good Posture – When your spine is straight (doy!)
So what of it? Why do we need good posture? Well, for one I need it beacuse I’m short and I need all the height I can get. Standing up straight gives me the extra verticle I need when swooning the ladies. Secondly, it promotes thin-ness. A forward-head, rounded shoulders, sulky posture makes the belly prominent – in other words, you look pregnant. Hide the baby by slightly puffing your chest and cranking your neck back to it’s full, upright position. Imagine a wall behind you and make your butt, shoulders and back of your head touch it at all times of the day.
Thirdly, and probably most importantly, good posture exudes confidence. Not only do other people around you think you look confident, but you’ll feel more confident. Ever heard the term ‘Walking Tall’? When you straighten out your back and neck you are this term personified. You’ll be surprised by the positive aura and attention you’ll get. Compliments will come your way and you’re attacking the world head on.
Oh, and I forgot to mention – even when you’re supremely fit like a Greek God, if your posture is poor in health, all of the muscles in the world won’t save you from looking like a complete idiot, weakling.
…Of course, if this is what you’re going for, well then by all means, congrats!
I personally would like a fighting chance at being lazier for a longer time in life. And if good posture gives me those extra few years, then I suppose it wouldn’t hurt once in a while to straighten myself out.