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  • Sciatica and You: Health Facts Behind the Damage of Sitting on Your Wallet

    We’ve all seen men with their huge wallets full of credit cards, memberships and bulging receipts sticking out of their back pocket. We have definitely also witnessed people sitting down on them to drive off to work or home. Doesn't that wallet hurt when they sit down? Because of habit, many people continue to sit on their bulky wallets, causing chronic pain in the back, hips, legs and feet. At Allett, we strive to educate our customers on the pains of a thick wallet and to present our revolutionary solution in our thin wallet products.

    Sciatica Basics

    Your sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the human body, extending from your lower spinal cord through the hips and buttocks and eventually ending at your feet. All of your lower extremities depend on this major nerve to bring smaller nerves into contact with the rest of the central nervous system. If you have ever had sciatica, you know that it is a shooting and continual pain that emanates from the hip to the toes with intense fury. Sitting on a thick wallet is the perfect catalyst to set sciatica off.

    Compression Issues

    When you sit on a thick wallet, your weight distributes unevenly across your hips and legs. As a result, the sciatic nerve comes in contact with excessive pressure either on the left or right side. If it remains compressed, the nerve becomes irritated and sends out that signature pain that remains with you for days or weeks, depending on the compression's severity. The sciatic nerve is meant to be isolated from extraneous pressure so that it could function as the nerve signal transport area it was designed to be.

    Pelvis Positioning

    Depending on your age, it is possible to dislocate the pelvis by continually sitting on a thick wallet. The body naturally acclimates to certain repetitive motions, allowing it to find a balance in an improper position. If you sit on a thick wallet all day, the pelvis naturally shifts in reaction. This can actually cause it to lodge itself into a position where it pinches or rubs the sciatic nerve. Only a change in position, over the course of weeks or months, can begin to alleviate this issue. Many people seek out the help of a chiropractor, or other doctors, for pain relief.

    Muscle Pinches

    Bone is not the only material that can irritate the sciatic nerve. Your buttocks have several crisscrossing muscles, including the piriformis, which can actually pinch a nerve. As you sit on your wallet, the muscles in the buttocks are under tension to hold your torso upright. The piriformis muscle slides into a different position, effectively pinching the sciatic until the muscle can move out of that position. The resulting nerve pain can keep you up at night.

    Wallet Solutions

    Allett offers the thinnest wallet available that still provides the proper space for all your important belongings. You are not relegated to holding two or three cards at a time. Our innovative design allows you to carry your normal cards within a compact shape. Any improper sitting position aggravates the sciatic nerve, but Allett's wallets certainly relieve a lot of the pain and are a step in the right direction.

    Think of your daily sitting habits and let us help alleviate the pain. Browse through Allett's large selection of thin and sleek wallets to help you look, feel and sit comfortably. Sciatic pain can disappear if you choose a wallet without the bulk.
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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Switch To A Thinner Wallet

    Are you tired of carrying around a large, bulky wallet? If so, then it may be time to make the switch to an Allett wallet. Our wallets are designed to be significantly thinner and lighter weight while still being able to hold your IDs, credit cards, membership cards, cash, and more. Allett prides itself not only in offering the thinnest wallet available, but in manufacturing all of its wallets in the United States of America. By purchasing a wallet from Allett, you are not only getting a great product, but you are also contributing to the nation's economy and job growth at the very same time. Who knew purchasing such a small wallet could do so much?

    There are many benefits to carrying around a thinner wallet. Here are 7 that we came up with (share any more you can think of in the comments below!):

    Reason 1: Less Back and Neck Strain

    Many people do not realize just how much strain carrying around a bulky wallet can cause on the neck and back. By carrying around one that is lighter weight and thinner, you may be able to cut down on back and neck pain significantly.

    Reason 2: Less Clutter

    While Allett wallets are surprisingly spacious despite their thin size, they are still able to carry quite a bit. More than likely, however, switching to a thinner wallet will lead to you better organizing your cards and getting rid of junk you carry around and no longer need or use.

    Reason 3: Fits into Pants Easier

    Have you ever felt embarrassed by having a large bulge in the back of your pants caused by your thick wallet? Some men have even blown out their pant pockets so bad that a hole has torn in the back pocket.  Perhaps you have had a hard time fitting your large wallet into your purse? With a thinner wallet, you will never have to worry about this again.

    Reason 4: More Accessible

    By having a thinner wallet that does not get stuck in your pants pocket or in your purse, you can access it easier and quicker. This helps you to avoid awkward moments at checkout lines, where you spend a minute trying to dig your wallet out and another minute finding the right card.

    Reason 5: Better Organization

    With fewer cards and other unneeded items in your wallet, you can become a more organized person. You will always know how much cash you have on you and will spend less time fumbling through your wallet looking for different cards. Some people have even reported becoming more responsible spenders as a result of having an organized wallet!

    Reason 6: More Eco-Friendly

    By using less materials to have your wallet manufactured, you are actually doing the planet a huge favor. Less materials means less energy required to make the wallet in the first place, and fewer materials required means less resources that have to be used to fulfill your needs.

    Reason 7: Be a Trend Setter

    Why follow the same wallet trends that everybody else has already been following for the past several decades? Why not make yourself stand out in a crowd by picking up an innovative thin wallet. More than likely you will notice some eyes looking your way as you pull your new wallet out. Who knows? Maybe you will even be the first to start a new trend.
    As you can see, there are many reasons as to why you should make the switch from your current bulky and awkward wallet to a thinner one. When it comes time to pick out your new wallet, be sure to keep Allett in mind. We manufacture some of the thinnest and most durable wallets on the planet.


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