Life after lockdown

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For many of us, the past few months have been spent in the comfort of our homes. Away from work, friends and family, at a much slower pace than before. But, with restrictions beginning to tentatively lift, some people may be feeling a little anxious about returning to normal life. Lockdown has been difficult on…

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Posture in the Classroom is Key For Concentration

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Of the 1330 hours that children and teenagers spend in school each year, the majority will be spent sitting down in class, whether at a desk or on the floor. Incorrect sitting posture can affect blood flow to the brain, which causes tiredness amongst other nasty things—not ideal when you’re supposed to be learning! In…

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How to Choose Supportive School Shoes

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If I had £1 for every time I have heard somebody say ‘fashion is pain’ or ‘suffer for beauty’, I could buy myself a pair of horrendously uncomfortably and terrible-for-my-feet Louboutins—but I wouldn’t. The bottom line is that shoes should not be painful. Children and teenagers spend 190 days, or around 1330 hours, per year in school.…

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Adjust your child’s school bag properly to protect their spine

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You’ve probably seen or heard the jokes about Year 7s walking around school with giant bags bigger than they are, but in actual fact this is more than just a fashion nightmare or source of comedy; heavy, oversized backpacks could be ruining their posture. A 2014 study found that children carrying heavier backpacks incorrectly experienced disc compression…

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