Children generally start their life with very good posture but over the years it can decrease. This is mainly due to bad habits and it can leave your child more vulnerable to back pain later in life. Here are some free tips!
- Try to encourage your child to ‘stand like a soldier’ (or a ballerina). Get them to tuck their tummy in, put their soldiers back and lift up their heads
- Sturdy rucksacks can be safer than fashion bags. Make sure they’re packed and worn correctly. Heavy objects should be packed first and it should be carried using both shoulder straps. Use a waist strap too if it has one
- Classroom furniture sometimes isn’t ideal as they’re a one size fits all. You can improve your child’s posture by pulling the chair closer to the table, allowing them to sit back. Try to avoid hunching and sitting for long periods of time in the classroom
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