Why is wearing high heels not always such a good idea?

Many women feel the need to wear high heels regularly; especially if they need to make up for a lack of inches in height. If you are a regular wearer of high heels, have you ever considered the damage you could be doing to your body?

In this article, we are going to talk about this damage. We do not expect you to stop wearing high heels as a result, but we hope that you consider putting some of our advice to good use.

The pain of wearing high heels

No-one likes to be in pain; it’s not pleasant. Wearing high heels often can cause you to be in pain on an ongoing basis. The problems occur because the position of your foot means that there is no shock absorption present. This means that shock is absorbed by your ankles and knees, leading to the presence of pain.

Issues with hard skin

It may not seem as though hard skin would be that uncomfortable, but it can be. If you wear high heel shoes with pointed toes, you are especially likely to develop problems with hard skin. The problems happen because your foot is being squeezed into a tight space, on a regular basis.

How your Achilles tendon can be shortened

Wearing high heels regularly can lead to a problem you might not expect. Your Achilles tendon can actually become shorter. If you then decide to wear a lower heel you will feel uncomfortable, as the Achilles tendon starts to stretch.

The pain of ingrowing toenails

You may not think a toenail could cause you that much pain, but if it grows inwards it can. Wearing high heels often forces your toes into a tight space, and this can cause your toenails to grow inwards.

The effect on your balance

Even people who have been wearing high heels for years can still struggle with their balance. It’s very common for women who wear high heels to experience sprained ankles or to fall over.

How to resolve high heel problems

As we said earlier in this article, we do not expect you to completely stop wearing high heels. This is just not an option many people would consider. But, there are things you can do to make it less likely you will experience problems while wearing high heels.

  • Before you wear high heels, make sure you thoroughly stretch your knees and ankles.
  • Reduce the amount of time you spend wearing high heels.
  • If you are going to wear high heels, try to opt for a platform design, which provides more balance.
  • Make sure you alternate between high heels and flats. Check out where to buy CROCS, and choose from the latest designs.

You can use one or all of these tips to help you deal with any problems you may have from wearing high heels.

If you going to continue to wear high heels, make sure you are aware of the issues. You can then do all you can to protect your knees, ankles, and feet.

 

 

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I’m getting close to the big 60! HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN!! SIXTY?!? As in SIX ZERO?! When and how the DUCK did that happen?!!?  A little side note here…. I texted my sister about the final episode of Walking Dead Season 7 and well, my prim and proper phone changed my colorful language to DUCK!! So now I can use the word “DUCK” around 5-year-old  Alice and not be worried she will pick up any bad habits from The Non. And on that same side note…… did you SEE the ending?! Did you SEE it coming?! ‘Cause I did NOT!!

Okay, where was I going with this? Oh yeah…. sixty. 1 year and 30 days away. YIKES! Sixty. I’m sorry, I just can’t stop saying it. 60 ties in with the topic of todays post. Which is being a hippie. Or my new description: Bohemian. I love that word. It screams free spirit to me. I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and I identified with the title hippie. I mean hello, the word alone is cool, it brings visions of Joan Baez, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, embroidered tops, bell bottom jeans and real rock and roll music. Now that I’m; ummm, let’s say mature? My inner child prefers the title bohemian.

No matter what title you identify with boho chic is chic for a reason! It encompasses so many looks and styles. UNICEF has so many boho necklaces and boho jewelry in general that appeal to me no matter what my inner child is called!
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3 Dream Islands You Don’t Want To Miss

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Bora Bora – Overflowing with beauty

The small island of Bora Bora (just 6 miles long and more than 2 miles wide) is bursting at the seams with sights to overwhelm the senses. Dubbed the ‘pearl of the Pacific’ by 18th Century British explorer James Cook, this French Polynesian paradise offers impossibly blue lagoons, white gold sands and an underwater world filled with captivating marine life.

If you’ve got the energy you can even hike up Mount Otemanu and visit Vaitape, Bora Bora’s quaint little town.

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The isolated isles of the Galápagos lure those looking for exhilarating encounters in the wild.
This archipelago of 19 islands, situated around 100km off the coast of Ecuador’s is probably the most biodiverse location on the planet.

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