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Is Your Backpack too heavy?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 08/13/2015

Category: Back to School

Avoid Pain, Strain and Loss of Energy from Backpack Use

Common Signs of Backpack Being too Heavy:

1. Frequent change in posture while carrying the backpack.

2. Excessive leaning forward.

3. Struggling to put the backpack on both shoulders.

4. Pain in any area while wearing the backpack.

5. Tingling or numbness especially in the arms or hands.

6. Red marks on the skin from straps.

7. Change in the...

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Back to School

by Dr. Kim Selir on 07/31/2015

Category: Back to School

Back to school is a great time to take a step back and think about our children and wellness. Children, along with adults, need balance in their lives. Wellness is a balance of physical, mental, emotional, family, spiritual, social, financial, and student/career.

Asking questions to ourselves can help our children in achieving this balance. How much movement is my child getting everyday? Do we have daily quiet time together to talk and listen (electronic-free time), even if...

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