It may be hard to believe that summer is going by so fast, but it quickly becomes a reality when the first week of school rolls around. Whether your child is returning for another year, or leaving the nest and moving into a dorm for the first time, it is important to remember that keeping your spine healthy will make the brain function better! Here are some natural health tips for back-to-school week:
- Find a good back pack: we covered some backpack etiquette in the last post, but finding a well-fitting backpack is key. We can evaluate the child’s body type and help you make an economical and healthy decision on which pack to buy for your child.
- Create an ergonomic study zone: while the classroom furniture may be out of your control, help your child by creating a healthy work zone at home. Not only will it help their spine, it will also make them more motivated and excited to learn if their study room is cool and comfortable.
- Teach, or let us teach, your child the importance of good posture. School requires a lot of sitting and more and more computer time: this means more hours that can make or break the spinal health of a young body. Using good seated posture is rewarding: make your child appreciate it and they can be a trend setter for the rest of the school.
- Pay attention to hydration and nutrition: do you know what your child eats at school? It could be affecting their physical and mental performance. Start the school year off right by making sure their immune system is boosted!
Finally, keep your child well adjusted (the chiropractic way). At Holmes Chiropractic, we believe every child is capable of great things. We want to help them by removing nerve interference and optimizing the nervous system so that brain and body can grow unencumbered. Give our office a Houston a call and set up an appointment to make sure your child is entering the school year with an advantage.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.