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IN Health & Fitness ON 05 Mar, 2016
“Honey I got heels higher than your standards.” Wearing high heels has become a fashion statement nowadays. There is no doubt that heels make you look trendy and appealing on certain occasions. Especially if it’s your wedding day, then heels are a must to look super fashionable. But are you aware of the changes that occur in your body when you stop wearing them?
If you like to wear high heels all the time, then this is a red alert for you. You can actually get caught in a dangerous situation due to regular heel usage. Check out the 10 reasons why you must quit wearing high heels before its too late.
According to a study in JAMA, Keeping the majority of your weight on heels can render unnatural pressure on your forefoot. The amount of stress on your forefeet increases with higher heels.
Stomach moves forward, and butt pushes itself to the back due to regular usage of heels. It also increases the pressure on your lower back thereby distorting it and making you look shapeless.
Due to the unnatural posture of your forefoot, your calf muscles get considerably shorter when you wear heels.
The pain may get evident when you switch back to flats. When you start wearing flats, your Achilles tendons face huge pressure and may even tear apart.
The muscles around your ankle suffer from enormous strain due to heels.
Heels make your center of gravity to shift forward, thus causing back pain.
If you don't consider this as numbness, then heels might even cause permanent nerve damage in your toes.
As four-inch stilettos can put 30% more pressure on your foot, wearing stilettos regularly can even cause chronically strained ankle and calf tendons.
Heels can cause flattening of lumbar spine and poor alignment of the body. It may also disrupt the head and thoracic spine making you to lean forward thus affecting the shape of your body badly.
If a girl is not used to wearing heels daily, then she might injure her leg badly. Twisting of legs is painful and unbearable condition. So, it's better to use flats. However, wearing heels is not a bad idea for once in a blue moon.