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The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack {Infographic}

Kids wearing heavy backpacks on one shoulder will end up with aches and pains

When I was in school, picking out a new backpack was super exciting! My Mom even took me to the Jansport outlet store so I could have the coolest backpack in school. But when it came to my backpack strategy…I threw my pack over one shoulder, jammed it full of books and never even knew that there was a right and wrong way to wear it!

Most of the time parents and their children are in a mad hurry to get packed up and ready to go in the morning. But, it’s important for parents and even high school and college students to be aware of how to properly pack and wear a backpack. Just be sure to choose a pack that is the right size for you or your child!

Symptoms of Wearing Too Heavy of a Backpack

  • Pain in the back, shoulders, neck and hands
  • Strained and weakened muscles
  • Tingling and pain in the arms
  • Poor posture & curved spine
Follow The American Occupational Therapy Association’s simple strategy for parents and students,
Pack it Light, Wear it Right. 

Here’s a helpful visual that will keep your children’s nervous systems on the right track, help them to have better posture and avoid aches and pains.

The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack

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+Ashley Steinbrinck writes regularly about natural health and happiness for Natural Healthy Concepts. Visit the site today to browse a wide selection of herbal nutrition supplements, homeopathic medicine and natural skin care!

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