6 Simple Tips On How To Carry Your Bag Properly To Avoid Back, Neck And Nerve Pain
As an executive mum with a demanding job and young kids, carrying your bag properly is crucial to avoid nerve and spinal pains. In this blog lets discuss 6 simple tips to help you carry your bag correctly. 

Keep the Bag at the Right Height: For crossbody or sling bags, ensure the bag sits at your waist level, not your hips. When carrying a shoulder bag, position it in the sweet spot between the side of your torso and arm. Keeping the bag at the right height prevents you from shrugging your shoulders or leaning to one side, which can cause muscle strain.

Avoid Shrugging Your Shoulders: Make sure you are not shrugging your shoulders to balance your bag. Shrugging can lead to micro stresses in the upper back and shoulder muscles, which can build up over time and cause discomfort. Keep your shoulders relaxed and let the bag's strap do the work of staying in place.

Alternate Shoulders: If you use a trolley bag switch hands every few minutes and if using a shoulder or sling bag, make it a habit to switch shoulders regularly. Carrying a bag on the same shoulder continuously can lead to muscle imbalance and strain. Alternating shoulders helps distribute the weight evenly and reduces the risk of developing shoulder and neck pain.

Don't Overfill Your Bag: It is easy to accumulate items in your bag over time, but an overfilled bag adds extra weight and strain on your muscles. Regularly empty your bag and only carry the essentials. Ideally, the weight of your bag should not exceed 10% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 70 kgs, your bag should weigh no more than 7 kgs, including its contents.

Leave the coin bag at home: Some bags come with a coin pouch that seems convenient but can add significant weight. Try to avoid carrying too many coins and keep them in a piggy bank at home instead.

Avoid large bags: While large bags can be convenient, they can also encourage you to carry more than necessary, affecting your balance and posture. Opt for an oversized bag with a definite shape, a firm base, and inner compartments to help distribute the weight evenly.

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