When I go into classrooms to talk to kids about moving more, healthy postures & desk setup I am often amazed.
Firstly, because I didn’t think kid as young as 8 & 9 years would tell me how much their neck, shoulders and backs hurt when they’re gaming or using their iphones/ ipads.
Secondly, kids astound me by how interested they are in knowing more about their bodies!
So many students enjoy the opportunity to feel the difference between a ‘hunched’ posture and ‘healthy’ postures.
They love finding fun ways to move more that resonate with what they enjoy.
… and one student’s parent even told me her son set her home office up to be ‘ergonomically friendly’ during lockdown after taking home advice from one of our ‘Be Fit 2 Sit’ classes!
In Episode 9 of the ‘Be Fit 2 Sit’ podcast I share some scary statistics about how students, globally, are suffering physically and mentally from increased time sitting.
They’re sitting at their desks, hunched over laptops more.
They’re sitting slouched over phones and tablets on their couch or bed more.
All of which doesn’t set a great foundation to be healthful, successful movers, learners and leaders in their years ahead.
Don’t be discouraged by the statistics!
It’s time to take action and encourage our students to healthy movement, posture and ergonomic habits!
Enjoy listening as physio Kym Siddons shares some ways you can join the ‘Be Fit 2 Sit’ movement as we help our next generation employ healthy habits for life.