Aches and pains? Posture not the best? Coughing and short of breath? The answer might just be...a fanny pack!!
Carrying a bag, even a cross-body one, can throw off your gait, body mechanics and the ability of your rib cage to expand. It’s important to be evenly weighted, unencumbered and allow your arms to swing freely.
Walking this way is how the body reorganizes and naturally releases tight muscles. So, think twice before carrying a bag of any type in one hand or on one shoulder for a length of time.
And, yes, a fanny pack might be part of the solution. Every now and then, switch it to the other hip or better yet, center it!
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Linda Cooper Esposito, MPH is a health educator with bronchiectasis. She developed the BE CLEAR Method to Living with Bronchiectasis and writes with compassion and humor about this chronic lung disease.