Your mother was right about sitting up straight

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By Keleigh Nealon, Buzz60

Besides the fact that your mom always told you to sit up straight, there are plenty of reasons why you should focus on your posture.

Huffington Post reports that back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor.

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On top of that, slouching can cause you to look older and back hunching may lead to saggy breasts. PsycNET reports that sitting upright can help maintain better self esteem.

Bad posture also contributes to constipation, while sitting up straight allows food to flow through intestines more easily.

Slouching reduces your oxygen intake by 30 percent and can make it difficult to maintain high energy levels.

An added bonus to good posture is the fact that you can burn more calories than slouching, and it helps take the tension off the whole body.

Try sit ups and yoga, not only as a great workout, but to help build support for your spine and overall correct your posture. Taking breaks from your desk and using relaxing essential oils are also good ways to promote posture and health.

Need some yoga inspiration? These cats are sure to give you some:

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If you still need a reason to sit up straight, just remember, mom's always right!

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