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The weekly news round-up ... July 17, 2012
So what's happening in the world of pregnancy
and parenting this week?
No wonder my back hurts!
Did you know new mums spend an average of six hours a day performing painful activities that put strain on their back or neck. Six hours!!
The top three activities that cause back and neck pain - according to research from the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (Victoria) - are holding child on hip, breast or bottle feeding, and lifting up/putting down children, either while playing or getting in and out of cot.
The worst thing is that according to the research we consciously practise good postural alignment before having children but only just more than half of us never, or only sometimes, considered our posture and lifting technique after we have children.
Nature can improve kids' schoolwork
Did you know that interacting with nature is linked to a range of health and wellbeing benefits in children?
An independent study commissioned by Planet Ark - found that despite strong evidence linking contact with nature to intellectual development, 'green time' isn't a priority among Australian carers and parents as a way to improve academic performance.
The survey showed that while the majority of people know that contact with nature is important for children, they don't know what the actual benefits are.
National Tree Day is Sunday July 29.
Paraylmpian named as charity patron
Paralympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage will take on the role as Rainbow Club patron, following the passing of legendary Olympian Murray Rose earlier this year.
Louise says it is a honour to be named patron of the Rainbow Club, a charity that teaches young people with disabilities to swim and find their independence through recreational activities.