Backpacks are always the best in keeping your things organized. Backpacks are good in carrying books and supplies to evenly distribute the weight to your body. The strong muscles at the back and abdomen support the bag. But there are proper ways on how to use the backpacks to prevent health problems.
You should first consider the backpack’s construction. When choosing a bag, make sure that there are two straps which are padded to cross your shoulders. Wider straps are better. If ever you want to go hiking, look for backpacks with a belt on the waist to help in distributing the weight across the body equally. To make the weight to be distributed more to the body, you should choose a backpack with several compartments.
Backpacks should be carried well. Ensure that the straps are being adjusted so that it will land closest to your bag, even before outing your things in the backpack. Make sure that the pack does not bump your lower back or butt whenever you walk because it might be because the straps are overly long. Lightest things should be packed the farthest and the heaviest things should be packed the closest to your back. Use the compartment on the sides so the weight will be distributed as well. You should also put the two straps over your shoulders. If the backpack is too heavy for you already, you can put some books out and carry them using your shoulders.
Have a backpack with wheels. A lot of kids would want to have these kind of backpacks because they will not have to carry the bags over their shoulders anymore.
Make use of your locker. You need not to bring all the books you have even if you only need some for some classes. You can leave the unnecessary things to your locker to decrease the weight of your bag. You need to make a limit on how much weight you need to put in your bag. Make sure that the weight of your bag should be less than the 10-15% of your own body weight. You can use a scale to weight your bag properly.
The proper way to pick up a backpack is to bend your knees and avoid bending your back.
Activities such as training and yoga will help you stabilize your muscles like the lower back and abdominal muscles, which helps in strengthening your core.
These are the proper ways of using backpacks daily to avoid complications and stay strong and healthy. I hope this will help you choose the right backpack for you.
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