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Before schools return.. how to keep your child's back healthy from wrong sitting and heavy bags

Some children suffer from back pain during the school year, and heavy backpacks, poor posture and lack of physical activity may be contributing factors, and there are ways that parents can help children keep their back healthy during the school year, and in the next lines we will provide health tips And safety issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), according to “healthychildren” and the “Lehigh Valley Health Network.”


Make sure your child's backpack fits perfectly.

When it comes to backpacks, it's not just weight that can cause back problems in kids.

Backpacks that are not worn properly or fit properly can also cause problems.

The top of the bag should be just below the shoulders, and the bottom should stay above the waist when adjusting.

Look for backpacks with wide, padded shoulders and discourage kids from wearing the backpack on one shoulder.

Backpacks for children should not exceed 10% to 20% of your child's body weight.

Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments, place heavy items near the middle of the back, browse the bag with your child weekly, and remove unnecessary items to keep it light.

Carrying the backpack on one shoulder can strain the muscles.

Adjust the bag so that the bottom is at your child's waist.

Physical activity

Children tend to be more active Continue this trend throughout the school year to promote back health According to US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, 3- to 5-year-olds should be physically active to promote growth and development, and children between the ages of 3 and 5 should be physically active to promote growth and development. Ages 6 to 17 years old, get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous activity each day.

The way the child sits

The way a child sits at his desk at school or at home can make a big difference in the health of his back. Parents should watch and watch their children sit at home, and we will give some tips for parents to share with their children.

Place the material at eye level about an arm's length away.

Don't lean to one side.

Take frequent breaks.

Encourage the natural S-shaped curve of the spine.