All parents know what it means when August draws to a close; it’s time to prepare for the chaos that comes with the back-to-school season.
Taking your kids shopping for new school clothes, running around town to pick up new supplies, and scheduling new drop-off/pickup routines can be extremely overwhelming and stressful.
That’s why the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are offering advice around how you can start a new school year without becoming overwhelmed.
Managing Stress With Chiropractic Care
The concept of stress and its influence on your health is a favorite topic among Chiropractors throughout the United States.
Studies continues to show a direct correlation between stress and a variety of diseases and conditions that include:
- High blood pressure
- Frequent headaches and painful migraines
- Heart attacks
- Back pain
Preparation Is Key
To avoid getting stressed out this school year, consider putting together a plan of action that allows you and your children to make the transition more easily.
You can purchase a new calendar to mark down any particular date of interest, as well as after school events that are scheduled throughout the year.
Try to color code events that are similar in nature so that you can quickly identify and understand the difference between game schedules, band practice, and Friday night dances. This technique is particularly useful if you have more than one child.
One of the best ways to prepare for the new school year without stress is to develop routines around your children’s habits and everyday activities.
Try to designate particular spots throughout your home that see your kids organizing their most essential school items in the same locations.
Assign specific places where your children can hang up their backpacks after school, follow through with their homework, and lay their clothes out for the next school day.
Not only will this help eliminate unnecessary messes throughout your house, but it will also prevent you from running late in the morning trying to locate missing school items.
An excellent way to support your children’s ability to follow through with their routines is to create a checklist that they can manage each day and helps them keep track of what they need to do for school.
Purchase Ergonomic School Supplies
According to a 2014 study conducted by The University of California at Riverside, 64% of all children complain about back pain at some point during the school year.
This issue is mostly caused by how much weight children carry throughout the day when wearing their backpacks.
When shopping for new school supplies, consider purchasing an ergonomic backpack that is made of strong, durable materials to help evenly distribute weight.
If your children use a laptop or tablet for school, consider buying an ergonomic keyboard and mouse to reduce physical stress on your child’s hands, knuckles, and wrists.
Schedule A Chiropractic Adjustment
Scheduling an appointment at our AICA Atlanta office is an excellent way to remove built up stress caused by the new school year.
Chiropractic adjustments are good for eliminating the stress that builds up throughout your body and perfectly safe for children, too.
Our office is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment for you and your kids.
Our phone number is (404) 889-8828.