If You Ever Find Your Kids Sitting Like This, Stop Them Immediately

If You Ever Find Your Kids Sitting Like This, Stop Them Immediately
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The sitting position that will be talked about in this post is called as 'W sitting'. If you know somebody who grew up sitting in this position or any kid around you who sits like that even now, it's something to be concerned about. There are too many health related problems that mark red flags for this condition.

Let's take a look.

There are various negative effects of sitting in W sitting.

There are various negative effects of sitting in W sitting.

Not only does it put a serious strain on our hips, knees and ankles, but it also has dangerous effects on the other systems of our body.

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The W sitting position doesn't activate our core stability muscles that are required to be strong for almost every activity we perform.

The W sitting position doesn't activate our core stability muscles that are required to be strong for almost every activity we perform.
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Hence, in order to recruit more of our abdominal and back muscles, we gotta drop that W sitting position.

Other than that, it prevents the babies from doing certain things.

Other than that, it prevents the babies from doing certain things.
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It brings the child's body in a very tight position that inhibits trunk rotations and movement of the upper body muscles. Basically, compromising on the flexibility of the body.

So any activity that requires weight shifting or balancing of the body weight would be difficult for the child in the long run.

So any activity that requires weight shifting or balancing of the body weight would be difficult for the child in the long run.
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Since W sitting can put undue pressure on the bones and muscles, it will lead to tightening of the muscles around the hip, knees and ankles.

Since W sitting can put undue pressure on the bones and muscles, it will lead to tightening of the muscles around the hip, knees and ankles.
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In the long run, the child will also tend to suffer from leg and back pain.

So we just need to make sure that the core stability muscles are activated.

So we just need to make sure that the core stability muscles are activated.
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Other sitting postures like cross leg sitting, side sitting or long sitting can facilitate the activation on core muscles and don't compromise on flexibility as well.