We are living in a society where poor back health is built into our institutionalised lifestyles and work practices.
A Rucksack You Don’t Carry
Scooter Bag Designed To Stop Back Problems In Children
A new rucksack to stop children experiencing back problems is being launched by Micro Scooters UK. Instead of having to carry a heavy bag on their back, the new Maxi Backpack attaches to a child’s scooter.
A recent Spanish study* has revealed that one in four children suffer back pain as a result of carrying too much in their school rucksacks. It can also affect a child’s posture too.
The study follows on from extensive American and German research which discovered some children were carrying backpacks equivalent to a quarter of their own body weight. Ideally it should be a maximum of 10%.
Commenting on the problem, Dr Adam Al-Kashi from British charity BackCare, said:
“We are living in a society where poor back health is built into our institutionalised lifestyles and work practices.
What’s shocking is that it all starts at school when kids are still growing and most vulnerable.
Creative solutions to lighten the load are most welcome.”
The new Maxi Backpack comes in a choice of two designs complete with a detachable lunchbox. With a 17 litre capacity, the Backpack can be attached to any scooter and means a child has to carry a heavy bag for much more limited periods.
Available from www.micro-scooters.co.uk, the Maxi Backpack will be available from September 2012 with a RRP of £29.99.
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*The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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