Sit up straight
Gameboy back is a condition caused by kids hunched over while playing video games or reading articles on smartphones and tablets for hours. This is changing their spines at an early age. They used to see this in children when child labor was common earlier in the last century.
I can attest to this condition because I just finished physical therapy for pain in my neck, upper and lower back. I wrote about this earlier about not being a vulture. When I started blogging, I didn't pay attention to how I was sitting, but now I do. This position can make your back and neck weak and your shoulders tight.
So what should a parent do?
- Make sure your child is in a supported position in a firm chair with their arms placed on the arm rests and sitting up straight.
- Take breaks from gaming or tablet use, get up and move around
- If they can't move around do shoulder circles backwards slowly
Check out my article on "Don't be a Vulture" for exercises to do for this problem.
Does your child suffer from gameboy posture or do you have a problem with sitting up straight while on your smartphone or computer?