Monday, June 6, 2011

So what do heels really do for you?

Other than looking pretty on your feet, do heels actually have any benefits? We've heard and had nightmare about bad falling accidents, getting backpain, sore feet ect ect, but are there any health benefis from wearing heels? Luckily for us, the answer is yes! Heels not only make you look taller and thinner but they do actually help tone muscles. This is what a personal trainer had to say: High heeled shoes cause you to tuck your pelvis in order to counteract the affects of the forward lean on your spine. This can help to strengthen your abdominal muscles as well as the muscles of the pelvic floor.

Wearing high heels also improves circulation in your legs, which can reduce swelling and water retention especially in the ankles. Wearing high heels forces you to use your leg muscles, which helps stimulate the veins in your legs to move more blood and fluids back up toward the heart.
High heeled shoes can have a positive effect on posture for some. Some people experience low back pain due to a deformity of the lumbar spine, in which the spine doesn’t possess enough forward curve. If your lumbar spine lacks a natural forward curve, wearing modest high heels, of about one and a half inches in height, can help relieve muscle tension and pain in the lower back.

So there you have it ladies, high heels do have some real health benefits!

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