cigli escort karşıyaka escort bayan izmir escort bayan bornova escort bayan escort denizli eskort side kundu eskort konyaalti eskort üçyol escort izmir fetiş escort bornova escort alsancak escort escort çeşme
Healthier Backpacks for Children | Helaine Ciporen’s DIABETES FAMILIES

blog image
It takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit.

Healthier Backpacks for Children

posted by Helaine Ciporen, 8/15/11

As families prepare for heading back to school, choosing physical activities to participate in should be high on the "healthy to-do" list. But unlike sports or working out, there my be other physical strains associated with going back to school that are unhealthy.

Backpacks weighed down with piles of heavy textbooks may also be causing poor posture and back pain in children. Healthier backpacks for children could be the answer. Because of the strain on the lower back, the body pulls the shoulders forward to keep itself upright, causing bad posture, said Dr. Joseph Herrera, director of sports medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Kids are really resilient," said Herrera, "and the body has a tendency to heal itself." The longer the problem goes on, though, the harder it is to reverse. Kids should be aware of how much they carry and always wear a backpack in the proper way, using both straps.


This is an informative post.I am also agree that heavy backpacks is one of the reason for bad posture in children. <a href="">Donate Test Strips</a>

Send me DIABETES FAMILIES eNewsletter

Stay informed on our latest news!

Subscribe to Send me DIABETES FAMILIES eNewsletter feed

2011 All Rights Reserved. Helaine Ciporen | Terms | Contact Us
Brand + Design by Transition Networks Site developed by Gloscon Site Templates by Galaminds