Limit a backpack’s weight to prevent a pain in the neck (and back).
Today's newsletter is presented in partership with Crunch, the No Judgments gym chain that’s on a mission to make working out fun again. With innovative classes like AntiGravity Yoga and Pole Dancing, plus gym-azing personal trainers specializing in Boxing, Kettlebells, and more, Crunch has the goods to make sure your workouts never get stale — and they’re letting Greatist readers get in on the party for free. Click HERE for a free guest pass today! (On a mobile device? Click HERE for your free guest pass.)
It’s not exactly a surprise that toting around a heavy backpack can result in aches and pains. Instead of filling a pack to the gills, strive to tote around only 15 percent of your body weight. Any heavier and the bag can cause long-term spine and posture problems. Storing heavier objects towards the bottom can reduce neck strain, too.