Friday, 11 December 2009

How heavy is your handbag?

Oversized handbags are right on trend at the moment. Those who carry large handbags usually manage to fill them with all sorts of daily essentials including gadgets, make up, phone, baby stuff, even a laptop. But the ever growing weight of our handbags can likened in some cases to the weight carried by a hod carrier, have you ever though about how mush stress this puts on our backs, necks, joints and shoulders.

You will probably carry your favourite oversized handbag every where with you causing a constant and ongoing stress from the weight of the bag. Bad posture is a problem amongst those carrying heavy bags as they lean the opposite way to compensate for the weight of the bag. 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.

A report in April this year by The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress published on Medical News Today warned that the carrying of 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.

I love the idea of this new collection of leather bags with wheels by Tiffany Anisette. Perfect for travelling, carting my laptop around, an every day hand bag and filling with baby essentials. Tiffany is a professional massage therapist and the handbag was concieved after she noticed so many clients suffering from back, neck and shoulder problems due to their heavy handbags.

I love having a luxurious handbag and this is the perfect practical and stylish solution. They are available in department store in the US or from

wheeled handbag
Tiffany Anisette


PinkBow said...

the bigger the bag, the more junk to go in it :)

lorenabr said...

Wow, a bit toooooooooooooooooo big if you ask me. BUt just perfect for a trip.

Robbie said...

I really like this post. I have to say that the bigger the bag, the better for me. In the US, we like flashy things and bags are my weakness. Thanks for this post.


I must say...I do love that Big Red Hermes Bag but Tiffany's concept does make sense! Great post. xo, Betsy

Kym said...

I have also noticed that big bags are the trend now days. I luv big bags. I personally need as much room in a bag as I can get cause I carry everything but the kitchen sink. Lol
Seriously the Tiffany Anisette bag is an all in one essential tool. I luv it!!!!!

Loopy said...

I say the bigger the better! (course, I always loose EVERYTHING in it). No one said Fashion would be easy!

Takiya said...

I think the Tffany Anisette Bag is perfect for those of us who are fashion conscience but want to balance out a good look with a healthy option! I think it's great! Stylish, fashionable affordable & perfect all around!