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Kids, Parents and Posture
Standing up straight is important for everyone, but at no time is it more crucial to develop the habits of good posture than in childhood. Many adults with chronic back pain can trace the problem to years of bad posture habits or injuries in childhood.
Because they are growing and more active, children may be at even more risk for injury to the back and spine. Participation in organized sports such as football, soccer and gymnastics significantly increases the risk of sustaining some type of injury. As a parent, seek professional help for children in the event of even a minor sports injury. Parents should also be aware that babies who are not strapped into a car seat run the risk of injury and even death in the event of a quick stop or an accident.
Backpacks and Posture – something as common as a backpack can be harmful to a child’s posture. The weight and uneven distribution of books can have long term implications if left uncorrected. Carrying the backpack by slinging it over one shoulder may provoke serious postural misalignments. Some back habits may be predisposing your child to ailments such as headaches and back pain.
Posture and Aging
Poor posture extracts a high price as you age because it can:
Make you look older – when you are slumped over, or hunched over, not standing straight, you can add years to your appearance. For women, the more rounded the shoulders, the more breasts may sag. Any woman, no matter what her age, can help reduce the sag in her breasts by nearly 50% by simply standing tall.