Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.  According the WebMd, your child’s backpack shouldn’t weigh more than 15% to 20% of your child’s body weight. For example, a child who weighs 100 lbs shouldn’t carry more than 20 pounds in their backpack.  This includes all of your child’s of books, supplies, and their belongings.  A textbook typically weighs between 3 and 4 pounds.  If your child is carrying several books in the backpack, your child could easily go over their maximum weight limit.  If you child is constantly carrying around a backpack that is too heavy, your child could be at risk for potential neck, shoulder, or back problems.

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