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Jan 24, 2012 >> Head over heels


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I love heels. Obviously. But there is a dark side to heels that you try to convince yourself will never impact your gorgeous feet. And the older generation so kindly likes to remind us of on a regular basis—“You know when you get older those heels are going to hurt you!”

I would like to consider myself a connoisseur of heels and could never imagine not having them in my life! Turning 30 this year, I thought it would be interesting to start exploring my health and see if any of these “Urban Legends” are actually true. And damn, they are! Heels actually do have a negative impact due to the uneven weight distribution which can impact your posture by encouraging hamstring muscles to shorten. I’m sharing with you a scan of my heel— the left is my feet and the right is how my feet should look. Yikes!

I can no longer wear six inch heels to the office everyday if I want to walk when I am older. I’ve allowed a three inch heel to creep into my closet (and possibly even a Lanvin flat for Spring). I have also had orthopedic custom insoles made to slip into those sweet, sky-high heels that are grandfathered into my collection! I am on the road to Fashion-Before-Comfort recovery. Consider this your friendly Corri Fashion Health Alert!

HEEL’S TO YOUR HEALTH!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET YOUR FEET ON THE RIGHT PATH, VISIT EAST BANK CHIROPRACTIC.