Posture is as important for children as it is for adults. Follow these tips to improve your child’s health and try them yourself as well.
- When playing with large puzzles over the floor, encourage your child to side sit.
- When your child is coloring, make sure they sit at a desk:
• His or her back should not be hunched over
• His or her hips should be resting toward the back of the chair
• Occasionally stoke your hand on his or her mid back to straighten the spin
• Knees should be 90 degrees flexed and feet flat on the floor.
- When reading a book, avoid lying in bed and bending your neck excessively. Encourage sitting upright with back support and keeping the book /ebook toward eye level.
- When sitting in front of an office desk or dining room table
• Bring body close to the table
• Lower back should be supported by the chair, not the upper back
• The pressure on one’s leg should be evenly distributed from the back of the knee to the buttocks.
• All objects on the desk should not be outside the length of your arm.
More information can be found at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/positions.html