Back To School Tips for a Healthy Back

Back To School Tips for a Healthy Back

 

Parents are always concerned about children and their health. You want to make sure your child grows up to be a healthy and happy person and that’s a very difficult goal. Parents can’t keep an eye on their children 24/7 but they can take some measures to ensure the kids know how to take care of themselves. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we encourage parents to discuss health with their children.

Here are some tips that can help:

  • Posture-Children have a tendency to slouch and sink down into their seats. They spend the better part of their school hours on relatively uncomfortable chairs and desks so it’s vital to ensure they maintain good posture. The slouch can force the spine to form an uncomfortable and unnatural curve and that’s not healthy. It’s a good idea to take your child to a chiropractor who’ll show them the right posture and how to sit comfortably without causing any strain to the back.
  • Warm-Ups-Proper warm-ups are essential for children who participate in sports or any kind of physical activity. It’s a good idea to incorporate warm-up exercises or stretches in your child’s daily routine because it will keep their body flexible and make sure that they don’t pull or strain anything. Your chiropractor can recommend stretches or exercises appropriate for children of various ages.
  • Backpacks-Backpacks are a menace, especially if they’re not worn properly. The added weight on the shoulder can put pressure on the spine and lead to problems later in life. It doesn’t help that most students just place their bag strap on one shoulder instead of both. This can disrupt the body’s balance and have an impact on the child’s posture. It’s important to discuss the weight and the proper method of wearing a backpack with your children.

If you have any questions about healthy back, want to know about our services in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.