Uncover the advisable weight of a backpack – Le Journal de Montréal

In accordance with an knowledgeable, the load restrict of a kid’s backpack relies on the load of the kid.

Physician Guillaume Corbin, president of the Affiliation of Chiropractors of Quebec (ACQ), gave an interview on the topic to presenter Jean-François Baril on Qub radio.

“For a main college baby, ideally it mustn’t exceed 10% of the kid’s physique weight. If the kid weighs 60 kilos, he stated, he ought to weigh not more than 6 kilos. […] In secondary college you’ll be able to obtain as much as 15% of your physique weight.”

If a toddler should carry a backpack that exceeds the advisable weight restrict, the physician recommends inserting the backpack on the bottom when not transferring to keep away from damage.

Carrying a bag additionally makes a distinction. It have to be secure and match snugly in opposition to the wearer’s physique.

“We frequently see that the backpack is way too low,” emphasizes Guillaume Corbin. It have to be near the physique. You’ll be able to put one hand between your again and the backpack.”

“We see it in clinics, a poorly worn backpack results in again issues,” he added. […] We repeatedly see neck, again and shoulder ache. There may be all the time stress within the neck and shoulders.