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How to avoid back strain and poor posture from heavy school back packs

Posted at 10:06 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 10:06:35-04

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: