You know when you sit up straight and feel more alert and energized?
It turns out, there might be a scientific reason for that. Studies have shown that maintaining good posture may have an effect on dopamine levels in the brain.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in regulating mood, motivation and the ability to experience pleasure. When dopamine levels are low, it can lead to feelings of depression and fatigue. But when dopamine levels are high, you feel more alert and motivated.
One study on rats found that when the rats were trained to have better posture, there was an increase in the number of dopamine receptors in their brains. This suggests that maintaining good posture may increase dopamine levels.1 And in a study on humans, when people were asked to sit up straight and engage their core muscles, they reported feeling more alert and energized. This suggests that maintaining good posture may have a positive effect on mood and energy levels, which could be related to dopamine levels.2
Now, it's important to keep in mind that the relationship between posture and dopamine levels is not fully understood yet and more research is needed. But the studies do suggest that maintaining good posture may have an effect on dopamine levels and that good posture may also improve mood and energy levels.
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- Miklyaeva EI, Castañeda E, Whishaw IQ. Skilled reaching deficits in unilateral dopamine-depleted rats: impairments in movement and posture and compensatory adjustments. Journal of Neuroscience. 1994 Nov 1;14(11):7148-58.
- Carnet et al. Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance. Physchological Science 2010, 21(10) 1363-1368.
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