Summer is winding down, and families across America are gearing up for the beginning of a new school year. Help your kids (or yourself) start the year off right by considering some of our healthy back-to-school tips.
Although backpacks are practical, carrying around heavy books and supplies every day can cause discomfort and injury over time.
Be sure to do a quick backpack check:
Encourage your child to practice good posture when sitting in the classroom. Hunching over the desk for hours every day is sure to cause discomfort.
To sit at a desk correctly, they should:
Safely Return to Sports
Back-to-school also means back-to-sports for many kids. Remember that if your child was inactive in their sport for a couple of months, they might need to ease back into it. Always encourage them to warm-up beforehand, stretch afterward, and keep their workouts reasonable for their conditioning level and age.
By being proactive in your child’s health, you can help prevent problems. If your child does experience back, neck, head, or joint pain this school year, please give us a call at 772-286-5277.
Cliff Atwell, B.S., D.C.