"Backpack loads are responsible for a significant amount of back pain in children" writes researcher Timothy B. Neuschwander, MD, of the University of California, San Diego
(PRWEB) September 30, 2015
Children routinely carry bags filled with heavy books, laptops, sports gear and packed lunches, which may weigh as much as 28 pounds. “We see kids complaining of back and shoulder problems as well as seeing more Scoliosis in the teenage years," said Dr. Granville Simmons, Pediatrician. Parents should insist their children pack their bags only with what they need and be confident their children will not carry overloaded backpacks to school everyday. Swisste Travel Gear has announced the availability of a small, easy to use luggage scale to help solve the issue of children carrying overloaded backpacks to school.
A study showed heavy backpacks place significant strain on children's spines and may lead to back pain. "Backpack loads are responsible for a significant amount of back pain in children" write researcher Timothy B. Neuschwander, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, in Spine. Many of these kids are carrying a quarter of their body weight over their shoulders for a large portion of the day. That's equivalent to a 180-pound man carrying around a 45-pound load.” says Dr. Scott Bautch, chiropractor from Wausau, Wis.
Parents should take note - there are 2 essential items that require very special attention: a children's backpack and an accurate digital travel scale. Health experts say children risk long-term and possibly irreversible damage if they regularly carry more than 15 per cent of their body weight over their shoulders; thus an accurate luggage scale is an essential tool for a children's health.
The Swisste 2-in-1 portable digital luggage scale with built-in measuring tape is targeted specifically at smart parents, allowing them to quickly weigh backpacks of their children everyday to make sure the bags are within the safety weight limit. This digital hanging scale can also be used to weigh and measure luggage with the goal to eliminate excessive baggage fees.
To minimize backpack-induced health problems Swisste Travel Gear suggests:
- Parents should place the heaviest items closest to the child’s back in the backpack.
- It should be verified a child actually wears the backpack with both straps over the shoulders so the weight is evenly distributed.
- The backpack should be weighed to ensure it is no more than 10%-15% of the child’s body weight.
The company offers a full 30 day money back guarantee on the luggage scale. "We want our customers to feel secure with their purchase and customer satisfaction is the #1 goal" adds David Pollack, founder of Swisste Travel Gear. "The Swisste Digital Luggage scale is a perfect gift”.
Shoppers looking for Swisste Travel Gear’s digital luggage scales can purchase them exclusively through Amazon. Since initially having been released, the portable luggage scale has already received a wealth of verified positive reviews and recommendations.