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Backpacks without back pain

In our office, we are seeing more and more children with neck and back pain due to improper backpacks. Wearing a backpack incorrectly promotes poor posture, or worse, joint and spinal stress. Here are some important tips to protect your children from spinal stress. Purchase backpacks with wide, padded adjustable straps so that the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body Have your child wear both shoulder straps Your child’s backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. Choose a backpack with multiple compartments so items do not shift. Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more...

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Is exercise on your to-do list?

Regardless of how hectic your life is, here are 4 simple ways to ensure exercise doesn’t drop off your to-do list. Rise and Shine! Few things should beat out exercise first thing in the morning. Start the day with exercise and you’ll feel invigorated, if for no other reason than knowing you’ve gotten it done for the day. The World is your Gym! Physical activity existed long before fitness clubs and fancy workout equipment. Walk from work to lunch, take your dog for a jog, do push ups with the kids… there are endless ways to stay active during even the busiest...

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