February 5, 2020
Back to School
Australian school kids can spend up to eight hours a day in school and at the end of January, millions will pack their bags, polish their shoes and head back into the classroom for the year ahead. To get the most out of their school day, it’s important for kids to practise healthy habits to keep their mind active and their bodies moving.
Kids don’t often think about the impact that common activities like sitting in a classroom, carrying a heavy bag and excessive screen time, can have on their overall health and wellbeing.
Some practical and useful tips for kids, and their parents, to remember include carrying a backpack correctly with both straps, sitting correctly in school with their shoulders back and relaxed, and eating a balance diet. We also recommend kids stay hydrated throughout the day, and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
Another big part of learning these days is from computers and screens, so monitoring children’s recreational screen time and potentially reducing it to two hours a day can help with the effects that screen use has on a child’s developing spine and overall wellbeing.
To find out more about how to practise these healthy habits, visit backtoschool.org.au or book an appointment on 9399 5859.