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Ditch The Overload

Monday, September 11, 2017

I had to emoticon when I read an article titled "End Back Pain Forever". The funny thing I laughed at was the very first suggestion.

The first suggestion? Clean out your purse!

I can see why this might be a problem. Hanging a heavy weight off one side of your body stresses your entire skeleton as it tries to compensate. The suggestion was to weigh your bag on the bathroom scale. If it is more than 10% of your body weight, pare it down or buy a lighter one.

When I saw this I wanted to cry. Are we really letting children carry a load like this? Surely this must be an exaggeration.

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