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Kids Healthy Posture Tips

Teaching kids to have correct posture can be challenging, but your hard work will sure pay off in the future. Proper posture helps protect their growing spine. Poor posture can lead to increased strain on the muscles, ligaments, and joints.

Here are some tips to help with homework time:

-Ideally, they should use child-size desks and chairs. If those are not available, you can use a pillow to raise them up to the right height.

-Sit with elbows, hips and knees all bent at a 90-degree angle. Their feet should not dangle. If they do not touch the ground, you can prop them up on a firm surface like a book or box.

-The back should be straight with shoulders back while seated. Buttocks should be all the way back in the chair. This allows their spine to sit in a natural S position.

-Screens or books should be at eye level, about an arm's length away, to avoid looking down and straining their neck.

-When standing, weight should be placed evenly over both hips and feet. The back should be straight with shoulders back and chin up.

-Switch up positions every 10-15 minutes. Taking breaks provides movement and helps prevent frustration.

Be patient. If your child has a hard time sitting still, let them stand up, with their homework taped to the wall or on the underside of a table so they can work laying on their back.

If you are concerned about your child's posture, add “Visit to Vibrant Family Chiropractic & Wellness” to your back-to-school checklist.

We are here to support kids and ensure they feel and function at their best!

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