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How Legacy Lockers Saves Student’s Backs During the School Year

We’ve officially hit back-to-school season and children across the state are already loading up their backpacks with required reading materials and lunky textbooks. 


While we understand that these books are essential to a student’s progress, the weight of their knowledge literally rests on their shoulders as they carry books around from class to class in their backpacks. 


Not every school provides ample locker space to their students and this can be a real problem. Here’s a look at some of the physical risks that come with overloaded backpacks and how Legacy Lockers can help your school district keep students safer.

What Problems Can a Heavy Backpack Cause?

Heavy backpacks may seem harmless, but the weight that they bear on developing bones can definitely take their toll. Here’s a closer look at some of the physical health problems that overloaded backpacks cause for our students.

One Shoulder Carrying Can Be a Literal Pain

Backpacks come with two straps to evenly distribute the weight that they bring to a person carrying them. However, most students tend to lug a backpack over one shoulder as they migrate from subject to subject.


Not only does the forward stance this method creates cause immediate back, neck, and shoulder pain, but it can also be extremely harmful to their long-term health.


Heavyweight carried in a backpack can lead to issues that include:


  • The rounding of a person’s shoulders
  • Muscle strain
  • Distortion of the middle and lower back’s curve


Even if a student wears both straps over their shoulders, a heavy pack’s straps can really dig into the shoulders. Eventually, this cuts off proper circulation in the area and can create tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms.

Higher Risk of Injury

Heavy backpacks can easily throw a person off balance. In a crowded school setting (which often includes climbing stairwells), backpacks can pose a serious risk for fall injuries, altercations due to accidental bumps, and people tripping over bulky loads left in the hallways.

How Can Legacy Lockers Lighten the Load?

Lockers provide an easy-access location for students and faculty to store heavy materials in-between classes and school days. Lockers from Legacy Lockers are completely customizable and can meet the current and future needs of your school district.


From standard-sized lockers to musical instrument storage and athletic locker room design capabilities, our lockers come at a reasonable price that helps your school save money on such a long-term investment.


Our process starts with our online spec builder and ends with the delivery of your ready-to-assemble locker units. We make locker customization easy, and are ready to serve your school district.

Create a Custom Comfort Solution for Your District With Legacy Lockers

If your school district’s metal lockers are starting to look a little worse for their wear, it’s time to make a change. Reach out to Legacy Lockers today and discover the laminate, veneer, and value locker options we offer to our clients. 


Your school should always look its best. So, trust Legacy Lockers to bring you aesthetic and functionality for your students. 


Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

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fitness centers, health clubs, and team athletic facilities. Call today: 866-937-1088 or 214-466-1700