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5 Ways to Counteract Wearing High Heels

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We all know that wearing high heeled shoes can be detrimental to our physical health, even though they may help us to look glamorous!

Since we don’t want to take away your high heels if you really enjoy wearing them, we’d like to share what you can do to balance yourself out when you do.  You know, we’re all about giving you options for self-care!

Check out the original post by Greg Robins on Eric Cressey’s website:

http://ericcressey.com/5-ways-to-counteract-wearing-high-heels

 

 

 

Running Shoes Could Cause Joint Strain

Running in standard running shoes may place more torque on the knees than wearing high heels!

Last month, we ran across an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s December issue.  Researchers at the University of Virginia, led by Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan, measured the forces (“torque”) exerted when running in standard running shoes and found those forces were 54 per cent greater at the hip, 36 per cent higher at the knee and 38 per cent higher at the ankle than when running barefoot.

The large increase in torque in areas of the knee where osteoarthritis develops “was surprising, [Kerrigan] said, because it was greater than the increase in knee torque she had observed for women wearing high heels, which was only 20 percent to 26 percent.”

Read an article in LiveScience that reports on this study.

http://www.livescience.com/health/running-shoes-joint-strain-injury-100112.html

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