Ergonomic Tips for Carrying a Purse

February 13, 2015 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Most women carry a purse. But too often purses aren’t worn properly and weigh too much. To avoid problems that result in pain in the neck, shoulders and lower back, here are some tips:

  • Eliminate unnecessary or duplicate items
  • Regularly empty your wallet of coins and reduce the number of credit cards you carry
  • Look for travel size options of toiletries such as lotions, makeup and hand sanitizer
  • Leave keys you don’t use on a regular basis at home
  • Choose a handbag that is proportionate to your body size
  • For short errands use a small, compact purse; long errands use a small backpack
  • Choose handbags made of lighter materials, such as microfiber and fabric
  • Straps should be wide and adjustable, and placed diagonally across the opposite shoulder to help distribute weight evenly across the back

Source: The American Occupational Therapy Association

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