Carrying These Stylish Backpacks Could Be A Great Move For Your Health

Because that heavy tote isn't doing you any favors.

25/05/2016 8:00 PM AEST | Updated 25/05/2016 8:00 PM AEST

If you're anything like us, you stuff your purse with anything and everything under the sun. On any given day, you probably carry around your wallet, keys, cellphone, makeup bag, laptop, water bottle, Advil, hair brush, tampons ... and the list inevitably goes on.

While it's great to have easy access to all the essentials, they are undoubtedly taking a toll on your back and shoulders. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of working Americans admit to having back pain. Contributing to this, heavy purses can create stiffness in your upper back, causing you to develop arthritis in your neck and even leading to tension headaches. 

Ideally, we'd all start lightening our loads, but the reality is, it's not always possible. So, instead of carrying a one-strap tote, why not opt for a backpack to help distribute the weight more evenly? 

If you're thinking that only middle-schoolers carry backpacks, think again. Designers are coming out with trendy options for adults, too. Check out a few of our favorites below ... your back will thank you. 

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