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Backpacks Weighing Your Kids Down? Healthy Back to School Tips

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Children running into school with backpacks on.
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Select a good backpack


Overloaded back pack
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Keep the backpack light


Too big, backpack on very little child
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Backpack fits properly


Boy walking to school wearing backpack with both straps
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Wear both shoulder straps


Packing school bag with books
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Don't pack too much


Overstuffed cluttered backpack
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Clear clutter from backpack


Teen with messenger bag in school
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Don't use messenger bags for school


Backpack hanging on open locker
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Use lockers


two young children exercising in field
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Strengthen back muscles


Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, M.D., wrote about chronic pain and osteoarthritis for HealthCentral. She is physiatrist in Grass Valley, California. She specializes in pain management and spine rehabilitation.