Study shows your posture affects Cortisol and Testosterone levels
According to a study in the Journal Psychological Science, people were placed into High Power or Low Power postures for 1 minute and then had their saliva tested for testosterone (the male/aggression hormone) and cortisol (the stress hormone).
They found SIGNIFICANT hormonal changes with posture changes. In fact, a reporter for Time magazine was tested in the “Feet-on-the-desk” and “the Hawk” power poses, and reported his “testosterone levels doubled in the short amount of time I spent in the power positions.”
Power postures affects emotions as much as emotions affect posture.
Training StrongPosture will strengthen emotional as well as physical health.
Blog Author: Health Expert Dr. Steven Weiniger
Strike a Pose, Time Magazine
Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance Psychol Sci. 2010 Oct 1;21(10):1363-8. Epub 2010 Sep 20.e