A recent spate of back complaints from adolescents prompted a study of causes. The culprit? Backpacks loaded with total weight that is greater than 15 percent of the child’s weight.
According to a report in the New York Times, carrying heavy backpacks will “affect posture and may lead to serious back pain” and other complications.
Mmm. I suspect that the findings also apply to adults, and not just in terms of physical weight carried. So many people today pack their metaphorical backpacks with resentment, frustration, disappointment, and anger, to the degree that it begins to cause real pain and adversely affect posture.
Ever see people who look like they are carrying the weight of the world?
Isn’t it time to lay those burdens down?
Go to church this weekend to learn how.