How to Have a Healthy Shopping Day

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Credit: Brian Henn

Savvy shopping

By Jacquelyne Froeber

These simple tips and smart finds make shopping a joy, not a chore.

The Best Bag
The Nine West In-the-Bag cross-body satchel ($45) is made from durable yet lightweight nylon, so it won’t weigh you downwhile you shop. An adjustable strap makes it easy to carry over your shoulder or across your body.

Stretch it out
Lugging shopping bags can take a toll on your back and shoulders. Release the tension with a simple forward stretch, says orthopedic specialist Todd O’Brien, MD: Bend over from your waist, resting your forearms on a chair. Ahh!

Next: Make sure the shoe fits