Sunday, 9 September 2012

HIgh Heels : A danger?

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A research was cinducted between  women who wore heels approximately 40 hours per week, against women who rarely ever slipped on a pair of Louboutins. It turns out that women who wear heels walk differently, and more dangerously, than women who wear flats, even after they’ve kicked off their fancy footwear.

“The scientists found that heel wearers moved with shorter, more forceful strides… their feet perpetually in a flexed, toes-pointed position.
As a result… they put much greater mechanical strain on their calf muscles than the control group did.

Translation: women who wear heels are bound to put extra stress on their feet and legs, causing muscle fatigue and making themselves more susceptible to injury.

But if you think switching from Atwood to Adidas now is going to help, you’re in for a rude (and potentially painful) awakening. When a woman regularly wears heels, her feet and legs become accustomed to stiletto positioning, and “any change to this default setting… could increase injury risk.  .

Try to remove the heels whenever possible, such as when you’re sitting at your desk.

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