As promised, today we are going to learn about smart sitting for you kids especially when they are in school.
And the reason why you need to teach your kids how to sit smartly is because research tells us that back pain is significantly related to poor academic performance in school.
A study of 270 kids found that children who presented with neck pain, lower back pain or a combination of both had poorer academic performance in school compared to the kids who didn’t.
And lower back pain was the 3rd most common form of pain interfering with not only schoolwork, but leisure activities as well.
So, what is smart sitting exactly? Here are the 5 things that you can teach all your kids to ensure that they sit smartly.
First of all, the head should be pulled back so that the ear is centered directly over the middle of the shoulder.
The shoulders should also be pulled back and not rounded forwards. When you observe your child from the side when they are seated, they should appear upright and straight and not slouched forwards.
Both of their feet should also be firmly planted on the ground. And all reading material including text books and computer screens should be directly in front of your child and at eye level.
By observing these 5 simple posture tips, your child will automatically sit smartly.
And not only is it important to sit smartly, but what you sit on is just as important and this is what we will go over in detail next time.
In the meantime, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations in our office are always free of charge and these include a very detailed posture check.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Never forget that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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