Back to School

Girl sitting at desk in classroom

I’m assuming that everyone is officially back to school now. If you are a teacher or a parent, talk with your students/kids about sitting up straight in their desk at school. I know it can be hard for anyone to sit up straight for the whole day, but even if kids start by considering their posture for one class they will be doing their body a favor.

My mom talks about the days when she attended Catholic school and they put a lot of emphasis on posture. When I was in school none of my teachers ever made me sit up straight. I had good posture because my mom always told me and my sister to stand up tall. (This is not to say that I never slouched in school. I definitely did.)

No one likes being told to have good posture–when you aren’t used to standing up straight the muscles tire quickly–but your kids will one day thank you for their superior posture. And if they don’t, their muscles certainly will.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Anonymous September 9, 2010 at 10:25 am - Reply

    “And so to up.”

  2. Liza Mellin April 8, 2011 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Lucky for you, Maggie! Like you, I also have a good posture. Ever since I was a kid, my teacher would also teach me how to stand, walk, and sit up properly all the time. Even now that I am working, I still get to have good ergonomics.

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