The Effects Of Lockdowns
 On Children

Hello all.

Dr Brad here again.

We have been in and out of lockdowns for exactly one year now.

Today and over the next few weeks I am going to share with you my personal clinical observations and also what parents are telling me about how these lockdowns have affected their children.

Children are unfortunately the innocent victims here. They have already lost a year of normal childhood; a year of precious childhood that they will never get back. And for some children, this does not go without consequence.

Here is what I am hearing and what I am observing. You may want to keep an eye out for these things in your own children.

Some moms are telling me that their kids are not sleeping well and they are downright miserable during the day. Other moms are concerned that their kids are gaining excessive weight. And I am seeing some kids develop horrible posture.

Today, I want to talk a little bit more about sleep. Inadequate sleep according to the American Association of Pediatrics is associated with the following poor health outcomes; increased injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression.

And a couple of things that have a huge impact on sleep quality are WiFi and Electro-Magnetic Frequencies (EMFs). EMFs are emitted from every single electronic device. In fact, 75% of kids have more than one electronic device in their bedroom while sleeping.

If your kids are struggling with sleep, try doing this …. turn off cell phones, tablets and laptops, and unplug desktop computers and TVs; just during sleep time.

Every electronic device that would be in their bedroom.

Another thing is that our research at the American Posture Institute recommends that no one interact with any technology for at least one hour before bedtime, due to the hyper-stimulatory effect they have on your brain.

This effect prevents your brain from falling into its normal sleep rhythms. There is nothing wrong with old school. Read a book before bedtime.

Remember that children should normally sleep 9 to 12 hours every night and teenagers 8 to 10 hours every night.

Next time we are going to discuss weight gain and obesity in children so if you have any such concerns regarding your own kids, please be sure to join us.

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