OVERWHELMING EFFECTS OF HEAVY SCHOOLBAGS ON YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

It is not uncommon to find school children in India carrying heavy bags to school daily. For one reason or the other, some of these children have to walk some distances with these bags to and from school every day.

Despite the widespread technological development all around the world, some schools in India are yet to harness the opportunity to improve their system of education. Although some states like Maharashtra has regulated the permitted weight of school bag for each child to nothing above 10% of the child’s body weight, schools in some other states still allow school children to carry schools bags with loads beyond their body index.

Apart from the fact that fully-loaded bags slow the walking pace of your children and give them so much belonging to manage in school, your child’s health can be significantly affected by them in ways you may never expect.

For one thing, the shape and size of your child’s bag, as well as the length of time for which your child carries the bag, are major contributing factors to the effect the bag’s weight would have on your child. Pains on the neck, back and spine are some of the common consequences of carrying heavy bags which your child must have complained about at some point. But there’s more to these consequences than minor pains that can be alleviated with pain relief drugs.

When your child carries a heavy bag regularly, there is every tendency he/she will develop anterior head posture, i.e., a forced posture realignment. This results from the strain exerted on the muscles when the hip is leaned forward to counter gravitational pull and make up for the heavy weight on the back and shoulder.

The muscles of your child’s shoulder may also get damaged from compression when he/she carries heavy bags to school regularly.

Impulses generated from spinal movements are responsible for charging the brain cells and enhancing its performance. When the weight of your child’s bag causes a misalignment of the spine, the brain experiences a deficit in the impulses it needs from the spine to perform optimally. In other words, heavy bags can affect the overall performance of your child’s brain in the long run. This means that his academic performance is placed under a severe risk whenever he carries heavy bags to school every day. Why let your child get to the stage where he cannot effectively use the numerous books he takes to school every day?

Our school system is designed in such a way that your child wouldn’t have to carry heavy bags to school at all. Our facility has lockers installed in it so that each child can keep his book in school and also be the only one to access his locker.

Our curriculum has been scheduled in a way that all revisions are done in school so that students only need to go home with their homework and a few other books they might require for personal study.

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