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  • Educator Murat Dalkilinç
  • Director Nadav Arbel
  • Artist Alon Braier
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  • Narrator Addison Anderson


Additional Resources for you to Explore
Do you find that spending a lot of time carrying a heavy backpack filled with school supplies is a real pain in the neck and back? Read this article and find out the problems associated with that heavy school routine and learn about potential spinal issues that students may develop! Watch “What every student should know about backpacks”, and take a critical look at the way you carry your school supplies. Carrying those books could be less of a pain in the neck if you do.

Does backpack design have anything to do with posture? Read this article to find out! Go to Cornell University Ergonomics Web for some answers. What would you change to improve the design of your current backpack? Any ideas?

Know already that your posture isn’t the best it should be? Read this article for some tips on how to improve it! Spend a lot of time on your cell phone texting? Do you have “text neck?” Take a look at this article from NPR: Keep Your Head Up: Text neck Takes A Toll On The Spine. This article also has lots of information about this topic.

What about work related back issues? Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and The World Health Organization for more information.

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