Your mother was right: Standing up straight IS good for you

For generations mothers have admonished children who hunch over the dinner table to 'sit up straight.'

Now scientists have found lengthening the spine and pushing the shoulders back can have a real medical benefit. Poor posture not only makes a bad impression, it can actually make you physically weaker as well.

Adopting a 'dominant' posture rather than a 'submissive' one decreases a person's sensitivity to pain, researchers from the USC Marshall School of Business and the University of Toronto found.

The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, found that by simply adopting more dominant poses, people feel more powerful, in control and able to tolerate more distress.

Source - Daily Mail


  1. ROFL!!
    My mum would have been soooooo pleased!!

  2. I can feel myself sitting up straight as I read this.

  3. This is a really interesting find for sure