Could your bag be giving you backache ?

    Could your bag be giving you backache ?

  1. Weigh your handbag or rucksack.You may be surprised how heavy it is. 8 kg is the heaviest that I have seen carried on a daily basis. This was at the start of the day not including anything that was added in the way of shopping. 
  2. Check your bag regularly and take out anything that you don't need. This a good habit to decrease the weight of your bag. 
  3. Change the side you wear your bag. Alternating the side spreads the load on both sides of your back. 
  4. Wear your bag across your body when possible. 
  5. Try not to carry your bag on your elbow as this can increase the pressure on one side of your upper back and shoulders. Holding in in your hand is less stressful for your upper back. 


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