Every year our office does our back pack weigh in, which is great for children since they can weigh themselves, their books and find out what type of load is most appropriate for their growing bodies.
Backpacks are not all alike, and some distribute the weight of the books better than others. Years ago, we carried a book strap which later on turned into a backpack.
Design technologies for backpacks has improved and backpacks are widely available and come in different looks, shapes and styles.
Which one is best for your child? NY Magazine offers some great suggestion courtesy of their chiropractic contributor.
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The 7 Best Posture-Saving Backpacks, According to a Chiropractor
By The Editors
As days get shorter and temperatures cool, it’s also time (eek) to start thinking about going back to school. To help you get a jump on the best school (and school-related) supplies to buy for fall, we’re running a series called Cool School Stuff, in which we’ll sniff out the best backpacks, best dorm décor, and best bento boxes, among many, many other things.
When we wear our backpacks, we’re usually thinking about what looks good with our slubby T-shirts and thoughtfully considered jeans (this one, if you’re wondering). But students from elementary school through college are carrying their whole lives around, so to determine the best backpacks for students (and their backs), we turned to Dr. Scott Bautch of the American Chiropractic Association, who gave us a few things to look for.
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