10 Things Women Carry in a Purse
Guys, have you ever lifted a lady's purse? It's heavy, isn't it? Now comes word that those highly-fashionable oversized handbags and skyscraper high heels could be killing women--slowly, but surely.
London's Daily Express reports that women's handbags are so heavy because (duh!) there is so much in them. "Pressure on the joints can lead to inflammation or muscle, tendon or ligament damage. This could lead to long-term problems," Dr. Rosemary Leonard told the paper.
These are the 10 items found in a typical woman's purse, which add up to a weight of about 7 pounds or even more:
- Make-up bag
- Camera phone
- Book or magazine
- Fold-up umbrella
- Hand cream
While 20 percent of the 1,000 women questioned for this survey admit they worry about causing potential long-term damage from lugging around a heavy purse or wearing killer heels, they would never stop doing either one.
High heels, in particular, give women confidence. More than half of working women wear heels at least three times a week, reports the Daily Express, which creates much pressure on the toes, backs and shoulders.
--From the Editors at Netscape