featuring guest authors; crafting tips and projects; recipes from food editor and sleuthing sidekick Cloris McWerther; and decorating, travel, fashion, health, beauty, and finance tips from the rest of the American Woman editors.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

BEAUTY WITH NICOLE -- POSTURE TO PREVENT WRINKLES?


Every once in awhile, one of our editors comes across an interesting study. Today Nicole shares one that at first glance has nothing to do with beauty, but she puts a beauty tip spin to it. -- AP



That’s right, Anastasia. I recently came across an article that cited some newly published research about posture. We all know that poor posture can cause body aches and pains. It’s also been linked to joint problems and arthritis. However, according to this new research, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, posture also affects your mind. Standing tall with your shoulders back (remember how your mom always told you not to slouch?) makes a person feel more in control and more able to handle stress.

Now here’s the beauty spin: We all know that stress can age us. It shows on our faces. So by practicing good posture, we might just keep those worry lines at bay. Hey, it’s worth a try, right?

Sounds good to me, Nicole, and if it works, think of what you could save on wrinkle creams. Thoughts, readers? 
Post a comment to enter the drawing for a book from our guest author on Friday. -- AP

1 comment:

Esri Allbritten said...

There's another reason good posture can help with wrinkles. Standing straight allows your lungs to expand fully, improving your breathing. This allows more oxygen to get to all your cells, and helps with blood flow. All good for your skin!