Does your child have a hunchback? It’s hard to adjust posture with perseverance alone. Whether standing, sitting, or lying, it is important to maintain the correct posture to minimize the burden on back and spine, to avoid muscle pain and fatigue, and help you improve your overall impression. Start posture adjustment as early as possible, take a look at the following 8 correct posture steps and methods to say no to the hunchback!
The Correct Postures and Steps For Your Child
- Proper Standing Posture
Raise your chest and your lower your chin, look forward, shoulders back, relax your belly and make sure your knees are straight. When standing, don’t forget to breathe deeply, relax your shoulders, stand for a long time so you can put one foot higher, like stepping on a chair or a staircase, and then change the other foot.
- Proper Sitting Position
Office workers or people who use a computer for a long time, will habitually lean forward or slide backward. But in fact, the correct position should be having your back sided with the back of the chair, arms on the table, and knees and ground. At 90°, the feet are flat on the ground, and do not cross your legs or feet. If your hand is too far from the keyboard, pull the chair closer to the table, do not lean forward, but also remember to relax your shoulders, it is recommended to stand up every half hour and walk, so that you can stretch your back muscles.
- Proper Lying Position
When lying or sleeping, head should be resting on a pillow, and make sure your back stays in the shape of its already curved starting on the neck, while lying on the side can bend your knees and hold the pillow in the middle.
- Proper Posture When Lifting Things
To safely lift an object, start by spreading your feet wide and placing the object close to your body and bent your arms so that you can use the power of your arms without strapping your shoulders or back. If the object is on the ground, be sure to bend the knees and lift it down, so that the muscles of the legs are used instead of the back muscles. To lift the object down, make sure that the knees are bent and then use the power of the stomach and legs. Next, avoid lifting things above your waist as much as possible and weighing more than 1/4 of your weight.
Ways to Adjust Your Child’s Posture
- Don’t rely on the back
If you sit on a chair with your back leaning or slouchy leaning for a long time, our back muscles will be used to rely on the back and forget to use our own strength to straighten our back. As a result, parents can train the child to sit on a stool (one without the back of the chair) for within 5 minutes, and make sure the child looks forward rather than looking down.
- More Squat
For preschool children, this action helps their body to stretch well, while the trick is to spread their knees out and make sure their heels are close to the ground, but it’s with the fitness squat, so parents please don’t use the wrong way.If you find your child’s back and buttocks rounded and inclined to the knee when he squats down, be sure to correct him right away. The correct squat should be to stretch out and back flat.
Use of Electronics
If your child is using electronics such as computers, tablets, mobile phones, etc., parents are advised to teach them to pad a pillow or book under the electronics, or sit in a chair and use the electronics. The point is to make sure your child looks up to the screen instead of looking down, which avoids the phenomenon of heads down.