How to avoid back strain and poor posture from heavy school back packs
Life Chiropractic GR
6095 28th St SE #1b, Grand Rapids, MI
Remove as much stress as possible from the student:
- The back pack should ideally be no more than 10% of the student’s body weight. Most students are carrying 20% of their weight, which leads to poor posture.
- Have the straps balanced on both shoulders.
- Back packs should be carried higher on the back, centered and upright.
- Side note: looking down at electronic devices also leads to poor posture.
Chiropractic tips for student pack pack:
Review of tips on student back packs:
What to do about heavy school back packs:
The right balance: