Backpacks, Bags, Purses – Ergonomics
Proper bag ergonomics is not only important for school aged kids but for adults too!
Carrying a bag/purse on one shoulder can quickly lead to headaches, neck pain, and shoulder strain, and can actually develop into chronic symptoms.
It’s recommended to avoid carrying a bag that is heavier than 10% of your body weight (i.e. for someone weight 140 lbs, their bag shouldn’t be more than 14 lbs), and if possible, carry a backpack or a bag with two shoulder straps.
Crossbody bags can also help distribute the weight of a bag as well!