The backpacks are still the best in having your things organized. Backpacks are good in distributing the weight to the body equally, especially if you are carrying heavy books and supplies. The strong muscles at the back and abdomen support the bag. Although backpacks are the best, it should be used properly to avoid health problems.
You should first consider the backpack’s construction. Before you grab a bag from its rack, you should check if the straps of the bag are padded. It would be better if the straps are wider as well. 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. Backpacks with plenty of compartments also help in the distribution of weight across the body.
Backpacks should be carried well. Ensure that the straps are being adjusted so that it will land closest to your bag, even before outing your things in the backpack. Do not make the lower part of your backpack touch your butt or lower back because it basically means the straps are loose or too long. Remember to put the heaviest thing the closest to your back. Use the compartment on the sides so the weight will be distributed as well. Make your that you are not only putting one but two straps over your shoulders. You can take the other books out and carry them with your own hands if the bag becomes too heavy to carry.
There are backpacks with wheels that you can also try. A lot of kids would want to have these kind of backpacks because they will not have to carry the bags over their shoulders anymore.
There are lockers that you can use. Do not try to put all the books in your bags the whole time. You can put your extra things to your locker and just get back to it when it’s time to get it. The total weight of your bag should also be limited. Make sure that the weight of your bag should be less than the 10-15% of your own body weight. To determine the weight of your body and your backpack, you can use your own bathroom scale.
The proper way to pick up a backpack is to bend your knees and avoid bending 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 few tips that you can use to avoid complications when using backpacks in a daily basis. I am hoping that these few tips can help you choose the best backpack for you.