Women’s Handbag Health Concern
I recently came across this video with Dr Oz of Oprah Winfrey TV show fame talking about handbag weights on women’s health. Dr Oz quoted a survey study done by the American Chiropractic Association on the weight ladies carry in their handbags. In the UK a similar research study has been done by department store, Debenhams.
See what Dr Oz says about the weight of a woman’s handbag and how she carries it can affect her back in his show “Handbag Hazards”. Also find out what the average weight of a UK woman’s handbag is and how it has changed over the years by 100%.
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Dr Oz’s Handbag Hazards Video
- Maximum Handbag Weight should be 15 pounds or 6.8kg
- Best kind of way to carry a handbag is the messenger bag way over one shoulder and the opposite hip
Handbag Fashion Pain
So in fashion is it a no pain no gain situation?
Well here are two articles talking about how a woman’s health can be affected by what she decieds to carry in her handbag. The first is by the Here is the American Chiropractic Association in relation to their handbag study, the second by Reuters talking about the Debenhams handbag reaserch in the UK for 2010.
What is the Average Handbag Weight?
In the UK Debenhams clothing store found that over the last 15 years the weight in women’s handbags has changed. The average weight of a British woman’s handbag increased from 1.4kg in the mid-1990’s to a peak of 3.5kg in 2006/7.
Now due to the size and weight of gadgets decreasing like the iPhone and iPod the average UK handbag weight for 2010 is 3.3kg
It is amazing to have read how women carry laptops in their handbags. To be honest I haven’t seen a nice macbook pro sticking out the top of a ladies handbag. Maybe that will change again with the ipad for 2010.
In either case for women it looks like be careful what you decide to carry in the new handbag. It may be bad for your back health.
If you own a handbag please weigh it and tell me in the comments how much it weighs. I’d love to know.