The number of times we’ve resolved to have better posture is probably in the low hundreds. Yet for every five minutes we sit up straighter and promise this time will be different, we inevitably find ourselves slumped over our laptops a half hour later. That being said, after watching this TED-Ed video explain the rights, wrongs, and repercussions of poor posture, our bad habits feel a little harder to ignore.

Call us eternal optimists, but the video gives some easy, concrete tips for shaping up your stance that actually feel doable. If those don't convince you, the little cartoon man doing a very correct sun salutation at the end just might. Here’s hoping for a solid six minutes.

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