How Heavy is your Backpack?
Backpack Awareness Day
Wednesday, September 10th 10:30-12:00
MEC First Floor
Join the SOTA Club for Backpack Awareness Day. Find out how much your backpack weights, how to effectively pack your backpack to avoid injury, and how to properly fit your backpack.
Did you know that…
- Carrying a heavy backpack can cause lower back pain which last through adulthood.
- In 2010 nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
- Wearing a backpack incorrectly or that is too heavy can be contributing risk factors for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back.