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How much should a kid's backpack weigh?

Jul 05, 2019 17:30 IST

Those heavy school bags you carried in school perhaps is the reason for your back problems today. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics established that school children who use backpacks must keep the weight under 10% of their own body weight, and those using trolleys need to keep it under 20% of their body weight to avoid back and spine-related problems in the future. The study conducted on primary school students found that the greatest alterations when using school bags were produced in the proximal extremities i.e the hip and trunk.