Have you ever wondered just how much damage we are really doing to our bodies by wearing our sexiest shoes? As we exit March which was women's awareness month and enter April, and the beginning of Spring let's take a look at what our favorite vice is really doing to us over time.. This chart which was featured in the Feb issue of Ladies Home Journal gives us some much needed insight.
Back & Neck:
The exaggerated curve in your lower spine puts you at risk for achiness in your upper and lower back.
The angled-down position of your foot makes your hips work harder when you walk, leading to pain.
Your knees hyperextend, putting increased pressure on the joint, which can contribute to arthritis.
Wearing high heels frequently can shorten calf muscles over time, so it hurts to wear flats or go barefoot.
Your center of gravity shifts, so your thrown off balance- a twisted ankle waiting to happen.
A three-inch heel puts 7X as much stress on your foot as a on-inch heel.
So there you have it friends. Nothing good is happening here except the asthetic.. Even at 5'10" I myself am guilty of partaking in a three-inch heel from time to time. I have a pair of bright blue satin Kate Spade's that make me feel amazing emotionally, but leave my knees and hips aching for days after wearing them. We should approach this the same way we approach the decision to eat pizza or have dessert- we should ask ourselves if its really worth it? Just some food for thought..
Tell us about your favorite three-inchers.