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You Could’ve Been Taller If It Weren’t For That Schoolbag You Carried Everyday

Between extracurricular activities, tuition, music classes and homework – going to school might make kids feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. Sometimes, they literally do.

A load too heavy.
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The issue of heavy school bags has always been a problem in Malaysia. Many kids carry school bags that weighed from 2kg up till 5kg.

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Ideally, a school bag should only weigh between 10 to 15 percent of a child’s weight. But we all know that isn’t the case here in Malaysia – and it’s detrimental to the spine.

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Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop there. The compression of your spine during your schooling days have a lasting effect to your growth into adulthood – and how tall you’ll be.

How a backpack can cause an asymmetric lumbar spine.
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Our lumbar disks – bones under our lower spine – go through wear and tear throughout the years – which is normal. However, by adding a heavy school bag, we’re accelerating it.

Because of that, we lose height from prolonged damage to our lumbar disks

So, if you’ve been lamenting on how you wished you were taller… it was that big bag of yours!

Time to let it go…
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While these foods may not make you taller, they’ll definitely make you smarter!

We’re pretty sure these kids don’t need any heavy school bags:

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