X
X

Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

Style

Is Your Handbag Giving You A Headache? The Answer

April 25, 2016 by Isabel Jones
shefinds | Style

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the modern day woman lugs around more than she should. A 15′ Macbook pro weighs in at 4.5 lbs, which is more than double the weight (2.2 lbs) your handbag should be. So if you bring your laptop to work, you’re already losing, without even factoring in the weight of the other handbag essentials you’re toting. Jeeeeeez.

We get it, our handbags are too heavy — they cause us pain and they’re exhausting to carry. True, true, but did you know that your handbag might also be giving you a tension headache?

According to Dr. Emily Kiberd, founder of the Urban Wellness Clinic, your handbag is totally messing with your head (and body!). Kiberd explains, “the tendency to carry everything on one shoulder creates asymmetry and tension within the body. Women frequently roll their shoulders forward when they hold a bag this way, which can change breathing and create tightness in the chest.” Say whaaat?!

So what can we do to fix it? Well, we can start by carrying our handbags correctly. Kiberd advises that you carry your handbag “on one hand with a straight arm and your shoulder packed down to your side, so you’re opening up across the chest and pulling your shoulder down and back. And keep your eyes on the horizon.”

In addition to Kiberd’s technique, try switching the side you carry your handbag every five minutes or so to get a more even distribution of weight. Annnnd (I mean, obvi, but easier said than done), clean out your bag. The accumulation of lots of little things (receipts, lose change, etc.) could account for more weight than you’d expect. Your purse should never be more than 10% of your weight — and that’s being super generous! So go on, ladies — time to stare at the horizon and get your purse-purge on!

Don’t forget to check out: Is Your Computer Damaging Your Skin? Find Out The Truth and How To Clean Mascara Off Your Eyelid Without Ruining Your Eye Makeup

[Photo: Shot By Gio]

 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

We Never Expected To See Shoes Like THIS–But Now It’s A Huge Trend

August 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're totally here for it.

Fitness

I Worked Out In Good American's New Activewear--Here's What I Thought

August 17, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Is it worth the $?

Style

Frank And Oak Just Released An Amazing New Under-$100 Denim Collection

August 17, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Don't miss this.

Style

This Super Affordable Sheath Dress From Nordstrom Looks Good On Every Woman

August 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one in every color.

Fashion

Lord & Taylor Never Has Sales Like THIS—Get Up To 50% Off RIGHT NOW!

August 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
You're welcome!

Fashion

This New Lace Bra Is SO Comfortable It Already Has A 5-Star Review

August 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
And it's sexy!

Style

Every Woman Should Own This $29 Date Night Dress--It's Comfortable And Cute

August 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't think twice.

Fashion

12 Easy Sunday Brunch Outfits That Are Totally Worth Instagramming

August 15, 2018 by Ella Cajayon
Drink your mimosas in style.

Fashion

These Flats Look Super Expensive—But Only Cost $25 At Target!

August 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take every pair!
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS