(left to right) - Psoas/Illiacus/Quadricep stretch (hip flexors) - Mobilising this area will help prevent that outwards butt arched lower back shape.
Pec stretch - With the use of a doorway you can lengthen the main contributor to those rounded drooping shoulders
Rectus abdominus (upper abs) stretch - your abs may look defined but are they the culprit for dragging you down?
How posture leads to sex appeal
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We already know that our bodies are becoming increasingly strained and inefficient by our poor postures and now you may want to fix it for reasons other than just your health. Many of us spend hours hunched over some sort of technological device, which causes prolonged physical discomfort as well as inhibiting athletic performance. Among this, a study has found that it also affects our physical attractiveness.
Researchers did a study in which they asked 112 young male adult participants to rate different levels of attractiveness in some computer generated female figures. What the participants didn’t know is that figure’s posture, as well as their own, was also being analyzed. Researchers found that there was a strong correlation to the posture of the figures and the postures of the participants in terms of their attraction levels, meaning that the participants were more attracted to people who shared the same posture as them. The study also emphasized the importance of symmetry in attractiveness. The researchers found that the more symmetrical the figures were, the more attractive the participants found the figure.
To put this all in perspective, Darwin discusses things like good health and the ability to deal with stress as few concepts that factor into sexual selection. People with good posture are perceived as healthy, confident, successful, and capable people. So in terms of this study, if you have good posture you’re more likely to attract people with the same posture as yourself, including all of the same great qualities and perceptions that come with it.
Additionally, by just standing up straight, you can accentuate your features and look trimmer instantly. Posture is one of the first non-verbal impressions you can make, even if you don’t feel mentality confident, your body posture and how you carry yourself can speak volumes when it comes to attracting someone.
Not convinced yet? Another test instructed a group of men stand with good postures and noted that even after holding the posture for only a few minutes, the men experienced a 20% increase in testosterone and a 25% decrease in cortisol, the hormone that contributes to stress. What’s more, is that once a person has acquired a good posture, it’s been noted to contribute to that person’s overall energy level as their body is performing and working more efficiently.
So, how can you start improve your posture right now?
Try to be conscious of your posture as often as you can by reminding yourself to sit up straight throughout the day, and stretch as often as you can, especially if you’re at a desk all day. Bad posture is a habit that won’t be broken overnight but with some persistence your body will find its natural equilibrium again and you may find yourself getting a bit more attention from attractive individuals. Want to fix your posture so that you look, perform, and feel your best? Isractive specialises in postural awareness and correction as well as movement and personal training. Contact Isractive for more information.