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Could your bag be giving you backache ?

Could your bag be giving you backache ?

Weigh your handbag or rucksack.You may be surprised how heavy it is. 8 kg is the heaviest that I have seen carried on a daily basis. This was at the start of the day not including anything that was added in the way of shopping. Check your bag regularly and take out anything that you don't need. This a good habit to decrease the weight of your bag. Change the side you wear your bag. Alternating the side spreads the load on both sides of your back. Wear your bag across your body when possible. Try not to carry your bag on your elbow as this can increase the pressure on one side of your upper back and shoulders. Holding in in your hand is less stressful for your upper back.

Walking with children

Walking with children  Give yourself permission to play (and exercise more )
As we get older we stop playing ,it's a sad truth many of us forget the joy of running along just for the joy of it not because we want to get something done in a hurry.Remember how you loved playing ? Here are a few suggestions to get you and your children moving playing and having fun together.
When walking together  pretend you are walking like animals. Take turns and each of you suggest an animal,then you all walk like you think this creature would walk. Unless of course the animal goes very quickly and which case be prepared to run. My favourite is a chimpanzee lots of opportunity to be silly and act out chimp like grooming if children or other grown ups don't join in or you can catch them. All animals work well but tigers, squirels, frogs,cats and dogs are a few to get you started. With young children it is a great way to distract them from the length of the walk. Beware of choosing creatures which m…