With schools back in full swing, your children are probably lugging full backpacks back and forth from home to school. But what are the potential health consequences for carrying a heavy pack around all day? Studies have shown that heavy backpacks can cause shoulder, back, and neck pain when worn for an extended period of time. So it is important for you to help your child learn what to do to minimize his or her risk of developing back and shoulder pain. Here are several things to keep in mind:
There are a variety of backpacks on the market, all with their own purpose. Some backpacks are designed meet a specific need like carrying baby items or computers. Others are designed to carry mass amounts of gear and others just made for day trips. No matter what you need a backpack for, there is certainly one designed just for you.In the BootsnAll store you will find two basic types of backpacks. These include daypacks and backpacking packs.Backpacking packs are meant haul large loads for long distances and over rough terrain. Some of the manufactures we currently carry are the award winning Osprey and The North Face. These larger backpacks range in size from 3,000 to 5,000 cubic inches. Just about anysize can work for any length of trip. It just all depends on what kind a packer you are and how many creature comforts you need.The daypacks in the store are great for short trips and school. If you are a super light packer, one could use these backpacks for short, overnight trips. Many people though simply use these backpacks for day trips, short hikes, and sightseeing.
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