Provided by Covenant Health
Wednesday, Sept. 18, is National School Backpack Awareness Day.
This is a day dedicated to bringing awareness of the serious health effects that backpacks that are too heavy, or worn improperly, have on people. A heavy backpack can cause back pain for children all the way up to university level students.
Covenant Health offers tips and information to help bring awareness to this issue:
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, more than 79 million students in the US carry backpacks. It is important to learn to carry a backpack properly because the back is a very sensitive part of the body that can be easily injured.