Brace Yourself – Boards Are Coming

The board exams are round the corner and kids are sitting still stooped over their books for hours together. However the long hours of stationary sitting can lead to aches and pains in kids, especially in the neck and back.

Here are some tips to avoid neck and back pain during exam time.

Timely Intervals
More than poor sitting postures, staying put in those postures causes harm to the spine. The spine is designed to move and use muscles. Taking breaks after every 30 minutes of sitting to stand, walking around is a good strategy.

Sit Upright on the Study Desk
Not many give a second thought about their body postures while studying but little do they realize it effects in the long run. Sitting upright on a study desk is the right way of studying rather than slouching or sleeping. Correct ergonomics go a long way in minimizing the strain on the neck and back.

Nutritious Rich Food
Eat nutritious food, sip fresh fruit juices and water, avoid caffeinated drinks and go out for morning walks to get that vitamin D for your body.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help
If you notice your child complaining of back pain or neck pain, seek medical help at the earliest.

To be mentally prepared to tackle your board exams, you have to be physically fit to do so and making sure your child is exercising regularly and having a strong spine goes a long way in ensuring that.

Wishing you all the best of luck in your exams!

Please feel free to dial your nearest PhysioRehab clinic for more information.

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