If you have read my blog for any amount of time you would know that I am a nursing student and with that comes the job of toting around a ton of nursing textbooks. All those textbooks were not only making my eyes hurt but also my body.
When Airbac approached me about trying out one of their backpacks I was excited as you can imagine. After reading up on their bags and all of their great features I knew this was the bag for me.
Did You Know
Airbac is designed to alleviate the pressure and stress on a person’s upper and lower back caused by excessive backpack weight.
Excessive backpack weight stuck out to me and got me to thinking about how much weight I was actually carrying around on my back and the damage it was doing to my back. So naturally that curiosity lead me to my bathroom scale with all of my books, laptop and stethoscope in hand.
Here is what I discovered…
I have been carrying around an extra 29lbs of weight on my back. That extra weight was really putting a strain on my shoulders and my back. If you thinking I am joking about carrying all of these books ask your friendly nursing student or someone in a medical program.
So what makes Airbac so special?
Airbac has a pateneted air support system that not only provides cushioning for your back but it also protects valuables like your laptop. This is a major selling point for me because I have to carry my laptop with me everywhere for school.
Airbac’s backpacks come in many different stylish designs. I personally love the brown leather called the “Uptown” Airbac because it feels like a more sophisticated backpack since I am an almost 30 something nursing student. Airbac also makes bags for school, business, travel, sports, cameras, and cheer with designs that would appeal to just about anyone.
As someone who hopes to go on and help others take care of themselves let me share a few facts with you about the damage that wearing a heavy backpack can do to you and/or your children.
- Carrying a heavy pack changes the way kids walk and increases the risk of falling, particularly on stairs or other places where the backpack puts the student off balance. KidsHealth
- The doctor [Dr. David Marshall] says the excess weight put kids at risk of lower back pain, shoulder and neck injuries, and even headaches. My Fox Atlanta
- Backpack straps can apply pressure to the blood vessels and nerves in your child’s shoulder and neck. The pressure can cause pain and tingling in his arms, hands, legs and neck. Well-padded straps can prevent too much pressure, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association. Livestrong
Computer bags, also called messenger bags, are gaining popularity among students. These bags only have one strap slung over the shoulder. Experts recommend backpacks with two straps, which distribute the weight more evenly.
(I am guilty of this, I carried many of those books in a messenger bag for my 1st two semesters of nursing school) WRAL
So in an effort to save your back Airbac is giving away an Airbac to one lucky reader of this blog. So enter below for your change to win.
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