Tips on Using Backpacks

The backpacks are still the best in having your things organized. Backpacks are good in distributing the weight to the body equally, especially if you are carrying heavy books and supplies. 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.

First, you have to consider the construction of the backpack. When choosing a bag, make sure that there are two straps which are padded to cross your shoulders. It is better if it has wide straps. In hiking situation, you should choose a backpack with a belt on the waist so that the weight will be evenly distributed across the body. To make the weight to be distributed more to the body, you should choose a backpack with several compartments.

You should carry the backpack well. Before putting things in your bag, you should adjust the straps so that it will be closest to your back when carried. Do not make the lower part of your backpack touch your butt or lower back because it basically means the straps are loose or too long. Also, you should load the heaviest things closest to you. Make sure that you do not load the main compartment with all the things but distribute the weight by putting other stuff to the compartment on the side of the backpack. 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. Many kids are now into rolling bags because they will not be carrying their bags anymore.

There are lockers that you can use. You can’t be carrying the bags with all the books including those books you do not need in some times. Leave the things that you do not need as of the moment to your locker and just go get it back when you need it again. The total weight of your bag should also be limited. The bag should not exceed 10-15{691909c0fe27d75cd7ee26d43012c4006ef360fe317be952ee8ebccf40158fb0} of your own body weight. There are weighing scales that will help you if you have the right weight for a backpack.

You should properly pick up the backpack by only flexing your knees and not your back.
You should try strengthening your core by stabilizing your muscles with activities such as training and yoga.

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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