I was carrying a heavy backpack and leaning forward while taking notes. Do you remember your school days? news 12 We went to experts to see how students can reduce stress on their bodies.
“So you have a £10 book,” says Adam Anton of Stretchlab in Marlborough. “I was the kid who didn’t go to the locker and had five books in his bag.”
Anton remembers those days and is now a flexologist who helps others. Other than grabbing a few books from his backpack, he offers a few suggestions.
“Before you sit down and start the day, have your kids sit at their desks and straighten their backs,” says Anton. “Relax, start your day and sit at your desk. I am now completely stress free and my shoulders are forward. I sit and have good posture. Stay awake if you can, so try to keep your chest up, shoulders back, and elbows to the sides when typing, rather than dropping one finger at a time to get closer to the screen. When you’re writing, people tend to stretch their elbows to hide the paper so they don’t cheat. Try to maintain good form, as carpal tunnel can develop if you bend your wrists in this position.”
Here are some stretches: Cross your legs up and gently press down. Try leaning forward if possible. For good posture, place your arms in a T-shape and lean to the sides. Runs 24 hours a day on your neck. Cross your legs and touch your toes.
Flexoligists at StretchLab in Marlborough say that if you don’t focus on correct posture early on, you’ll need a lot of corrections as you get older.
“If you want to feel good both inside and out. The more you stretch, the better feeling you start your day,” says Anton. “Honestly, less bad posture will make you taller and you’ll be able to stand in the clouds. And it will make you smile.”
Studies show that children sit an average of 8.5 hours a day. This research suggests that staggering children’s sitting time is not only good for their attention span, but also good for their short-term and possibly long-term health.