Today there is a rush of professions to claim the term wellness. MD’s, DC’s, Nutritionists, Personal Trainers, and Physical Therapists all claim that their treatment of a patient will result is overall wellness for the patient or client. Webster’s dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal”.
These days most children to college-age students use a backpack for schoolbooks, lunches, and other supplies. The growing question I get is how much is too much for a child to carry in a backpack?
Studies show and increase in back pain and related backpack injuries over the last decade. 64% of school-age children have back pain (Negrini, 1999).
Lately, there has been a lot of attention given to the nutritional value of school lunches. While breakfast is the most important meal of the day lunch become the most important pit stop of the day.
No matter the age, kids need to have every advantage the can get in the classroom. Just as a professional athlete, children need to look for any way they can to boost their performance in the classroom.
While fruits and vegetables are an obvious addition to the everyday lunch protein is often overlooked.