If You Ever Notice Your Kids Sitting Like This, Stop Them Right Away The Reason? I Had No Idea
Dec 28, 2015 by apost team
Have you noticed your kid sitting in the "W" position? You probably think that it is a sign of good flexibility, but you'll be surprised to know that this position can actually be quite harmful to our postural system and could lead to serious orthopedic conditions. Sitting in the "W" position prevents children from being able to shift their body weight and as a result, they fail to achieve what is called "trunk rotation". The inability to rotate not only prevents a child from stretching out to grab things that are out of their hand's reach, but the condition will also have long-term consequences. Why does a child need weight-shifting and rotating ability? These abilities are vital for children so that they can develop motor skills such as coordination and balance. Sitting in the "W' position means that one is not developing abdominal muscles which are vital for being able to pursue sports. The bad posture can also lead to back problems and can lead to a significant delay in being to develop skills such as skipping, throwing etc. The video below explains the dangers of the "W" position and shows ways in which you can help your children develop a better position to sit.