Experiment: Which of these two people pictured above is healthier. Presented with just the picture, the amazing thing is that nearly 90-95% of us will pick the woman on the right. Why? The smile maybe, the yoga mat, the upright posture, definitely. Now she could have a full occlusion of both carotid arteries and be seconds away from a deadly stroke and the guy on the left could be healthy as a horse, but perception is a large part of reality. this is called posture bias
Now the astounding part. Research shows that a more upright posture actually does reduce your risk of disease and promote longer life. But the second part to this equation is that people will treat you like you are healthier because of the posture bias. They will assume you are healthier, treat you as such, and that treatment will actually in turn make you even healthier. In comparison to the man on the left who will be seen as less capable, treated as a sicker person, and that can actually increase infirmity and decrease lifespan!
So fight poor posture and let good posture power a healthier you! Get adjusted and use specific stretches and strengthening exercises to correct your personal spinal issues daily. And as always watch your posture as you move through life. It could be the single best thing you can do for your health.