Fit Tip: The HIGH on Heels!
“You put high heels on and you change.”
As appealing as high heels are to some women (and to some men, seeing their women in them), they do change you once you put them on.
The x-ray you see here demonstrates the point (pun intended!) When the feet are placed in a high heel shoe, a great load is placed on the balls of the feet, an area that was designed to be mobile. When the metatarsals are being stressed like this, they cannot move and most high heels do not allow for good weight transfer from heel to toe. This excessive height tilts the pelvis further forward and places stresses on the knees, and low back as well (the higher the heel the worse it is).
Wearing a great pair of Jimmy Choo’s when going to a nice restaurant, a movie, or just for the fun of it, is fine. It is the constant standing that will injure you (think people at conferences, weddings, teachers, people working at retail outlets where standing is necessary, etc.).
So the next time you want to reach new heights, you are best to do it while sitting!