Dr Brad Ivanchuk here and I am a Burlington chiropractor and Certified Posture Expert at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph line.
Today we are going to continue our discussion about smart sitting in school for your kids.
Not only is it important that your kids have good posture while they are sitting but what they sit on is as equally important.
It has been shown that sitting on an exercise ball instead of a regular school chair allows kids to move around with more comfort while maintaining proper postural patterns.
Sitting on an exercise ball also stimulates greater core activation and trunk stabilization both of which are critical for maintaining an erect, upright and open posture.
In fact, a 2004 study showed that levels of engagement where higher and in seat behaviour was better in kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) when sitting on exercise balls instead of regular school chairs.
So, children who maintain an erect and upright and open posture when sitting in school have a definite advantage over those who do not.
Not only are they more aware and alert and engaged, but proper posture whether seated or standing is considered the most intelligent posture amongst all living things.
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 are always free of charge and these include a detailed postural analysis. And we do offer family appointments where we can check you and all the kids at the same time.
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.
And remember, good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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