No matter what their size, color or shape (although there’s a general standard, to be true!)
shoulders are a beautiful thing. They’re a complex marvel of engineering, and, as anyone knows
who’s ever injured a shoulder, take time and particular care to heal and get working right again.
Unfortunately shoulder and neck pain are very common, especially for women. A major culprit
is something most women consider a necessity – a large, often over-stuffed, purse or handbag.
Form and function come together to create an opportunity to overload neck and shoulders: large purses are a fashion mainstay, and it’s awfully tempting to fill up all of that space with the
“must-haves” of day to day life.
Heavy shoulder bags throw the body out of whack because all of the weight is all on one shoulder.
An asymmetric load affects posture, causes the muscles on that side of the body to over-develop, and strains overworked upper back muscles. Muscle spasms, tension headaches,
and arthritis are all problems that can occur. No wonder; tendons, muscles, nerves and ligaments are all negatively affected!
There are some things you can do to treat your neck and shoulders more kindly:
+ Choose purses with wide straps or extra straps and handles so you have options (cross-body, hand-held)
+ Switch sides on a regular basis so you’re not always carrying your bag on one shoulder
+ Downsize your purse (yes, we know it’s obvious, but it’s also probably the toughest solution to actually put into practice!)
+ Avoid holding your bag in the crook of your arm
+ Mind your posture, focusing on keeping your shoulder blades down and back and engaging your core
+ Use a cross-body bag
+ Yoga or a gentle stretching routine can help keep things loose and balanced
Trying to dig through a purse that’s hanging off your shoulder doesn’t make for great body mechanics, either! Keep those small accessories that always seem to end up at the bottom of your purse at hand instead, in a Travel Eyez case attached securely to your strap. Take advantage of these tips for happy shoulders!
Remember when life was so much simpler and all we had to dig for at the bottom of our bag was a set of keys and maybe a loose penny or two? That was enough of a hassle. Add to it cell phones, sunglasses, and other necessities such as cash and credit cards, and the new norm finds us rooting fruitlessly around in our purse or gym bag in what seems like a never-ending battle against the “just out of reach” god of chaos.
Life is busy and even one less thing to worry about makes it easier to have a stress-free day. We love making life simpler – here are a few ideas to keep your “at hand” accessories organized and truly within reach, no rooting around required.
Keeping things organized is a great way to reduce stress and simplify your daily life. Accessories may seem like a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things, but all of the little things add up. And considering how indispensable today’s accessories are (reading glasses, cell phones, key fobs) and the fact that you need to be able to grab them when they’re needed, no time to waste, thank you – maybe they’re not so “little” after all? Stashing your necessities securely and at your fingertips is easy with TravelEyez. Find your favorite colors, attach the case to your purse strap or bag handle, and head out the door.
Everything you need will stay organized and within reach.
Have tips on living life more easily you can share? We’d love to hear them!