It’s not exactly a surprise that toting around a heavy backpack can result in aches and pains. Instead of filling a pack to the gills, strive to tote around only 15 percent of your body weight. Any heavier and the bag can cause long-term spine and posture problems. Storing heavier objects towards the bottom can reduce neck strain, too.

Day Pack 101:

Don’t hit the trails without bringing along these hiking essentials.

Back to School:

Whether you’re in school or working nine to five, here’s how to make this year the healthiest ever.