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Why does my body feel so out of balance from holding my kids so much?

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
Fitness
Often parents favor one side (arm, shoulder, hip) when holding their little ones, and have a tendency to compromise their posture when doing so. It is important to strengthen and support your body equally to decrease your risk of injury. One way to do this is to focus on holding your children from the inside out. Engage your core and try to level your body before picking up or holding your children. Soften your knees and try to shift your weight side to side to balance the load. Also try to switch sides, when possible.

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