How heavy is your handbag?

When it comes to handbags, oversized is the on trend option at the moment. If you have invested in the seasons latest oversized hand bag, it would seem completely logical to fill it with all of your daily essentials including make up, phone, even a laptop. But have you ever stopped to think about how much your hand bag actually weights and the stress and strain caused by carrying it around with you?

Most of us are inseparable from our handbags and carry them with us every where. This means that our bodies are subjected to constant and cumulative stress from carrying our handbags. When you carry a heavy bag, your body will usually lean to one side to compensate (not a stylish look, no matter how stylish the bag), this bad posture can cause all sorts of other problems. As the body is a whole and interconnected system, strain in one area can also lead to problems in another area. Heavy handbags can cause back, neck, shoulder and joint pain, muscle spasms, sprains and even headaches.

In April this year a report by The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress published on Medical News Today cautioned woman that carrying heavy handbags can have significant health risks. Gerard W. Clum, D.C., president of Life Chiropractic College in West Hayward, Calif. recommends using a bag with two shoulder straps or pulling a carrying case with wheels.

The Tiffany Anisette Collection helps keep women of all ages and cultures, stylish and healthy as they keep up with the latest fashion trends. It is available online at

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