When it comes to keeping your things organized, backpacks are the best for it. Backpacks are good in carrying books and supplies to evenly distribute the weight to your body. The strong muscles at the back and abdomen support the bag. But there are proper ways on how to use the backpacks to prevent health problems.
First, you have to consider the construction of the backpack. When choosing a bag, make sure that there are two straps which are padded to cross your shoulders. It is better if it has wide straps. If ever you want to go hiking, look for backpacks with a belt on the waist to help in distributing the weight across the body equally. To make the weight to be distributed more to the body, you should choose a backpack with several compartments.
Backpacks should be carried well. Before putting things in your bag, you should adjust the straps so that it will be closest to your back when carried. Make sure that the pack does not bump your lower back or butt whenever you walk because it might be because the straps are overly long. Also, you should load the heaviest things closest to you. Use the compartment on the sides so the weight will be distributed as well. Put the two straps over your shoulders. If the backpack is too heavy for you already, you can put some books out and carry them using your shoulders.
Have a backpack with wheels. Kids would want to own a rolling bag for the reason that they will not carry the backpacks over their shoulders.
There are lockers that you can use. You need not to bring all the books you have even if you only need some for some classes. You can leave the unnecessary things to your locker to decrease the weight of your bag. You have to limit the weight of the bag you are carrying. The bag should not exceed 10-15% of your own body weight. To determine the weight of your body and your backpack, you can use your own bathroom scale.
You should properly pick up the backpack by only flexing your knees and not your back.
Activities such as training and yoga will help you stabilize your muscles like the lower back and abdominal muscles, which helps in strengthening your core.
These are the proper ways of using backpacks daily to avoid complications and stay strong and healthy. I hope this will help you choose the right backpack for you.