Continually wearing the wrong items, such as a heavy backpack or bag on one shoulder, can cause injury to your health.
You probably wouldn't connect getting ill with what you wear, but perhaps you should. When it comes to being healthy, you probably don't give your clothes or accessories a second thought. The reality is that what you wear or carry could play a crucial role in your health, even making you ill if you continually wear the wrong items, such as a heavy backpack or bag. Clothing fit is also an important consideration for health. Clothes or accessories that are too tight can constrict blood flow, reduce your range of motion and cause discomfort.
From your head to your toes, what you put on your body on a daily basis needs to be considered for total wellness. Below are some of our recommendations for back saving wear.
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