The story today is about high heels. And yes, guys wear shoes with heels too so its not just a problem for females.
Sexy? Yes! But, lets look past aesthetics for a minute and talk about the high heel and your health.
“Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear.” – Osteopathic Association.
Permanent problem? From a shoe? How does that even happen?
A High Heel 2” and higher causes your weight to shift forward in your shoes, making your body compensate by leaning back. It can cause plantar fasciitis and strain in your hip, knees, and back.
You may not be ready to give up your high heel just yet. So, here is how to reduce the impact on your joints while keeping your feet in a high heel:
Stretch (calves and low back)
Reduce the height of the heel
Choose softer insoles
Wear heels on days that you will be limiting your walking or standing
Think about your health when choosing a shoe to wear.
In order to achieve something you’ve never done before, you must be willing to become somebody you’ve never been before