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4. Stand tall, breathe deep

It takes five times as much energy to slouch as it does to stand straight. If you aren’t standing properly, your body has to work harder.

The very simplest step for boosting energy is to ensure your posture is tiptop. This ensures you are breathing well, which means oxygenation of the tissues is maximised.

But there’s more to it than that – the effects of standing tall have a profoundly energising effect on our psyche. Once I interviewed a consultant radiologist whose speciality was osteoporosis – the thinning of the bones that, in extreme cases, causes a hump so that the sufferer has no choice but to stare downwards. He was almost moved to tears by his patients’ fate. ‘Can you imagine the indignity of living like ...

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