Fix Bad Posture to Improve Appearance.
Actors use different postures to portray different characters. Poor posture is usually associated with the old or disheveled, while good posture is used to portray the heroic and confident.
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Great Posture Looks Well... Great!
Good posture exudes confidence and security and looks a whole lot better than slouching over.
Look at the diagram on the right. Compare the figure on the far left to the one on the far right. He could be the exact same age and weight in both but notice the difference posture can make.
The appearance of the figure on the far left is much better than the far right. The only difference is posture.
Standing up straight with your shoulders back can fix bad posture and make you look slimmer. And. when you fix bad posture, your stomach naturally draws itself in, decreasing any bulges that occur in the abdomen.
Improving your posture also makes you taller and draws your head back with chin up. A head held high is always a sign of confidence. How do you want to be perceived when you walk into a room? As someone with slovenly bad posture or confident poised posture? It could mean the difference between landing the job or getting that second date.
Actors use different postures to portray different characters. Poor posture is usually associated with the old or disheveled while good posture is used to portray the heroic and confident. That's how powerful it is. If posture techniques are used by actors there is no doubt that improving your posture will create a better first impression.
Good posture not only affects the way you look when you stand but also when you sit in a chair. A person who sits tall with their shoulders back looks as though she is at ease with herself and confident in what she is doing. To the contrary, a person slouched over in his chair appears to be depressed, uninterested and even lazy.
Once again, for the minimal amount of time necessary to fix bad posture the opportunity to enhance your overall appearance should be a solid motivator.
Robert Gearhart, Co-inventor of the BODY-ALINE