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« on: April 04, 2013, 03:36:48 am »
High heels can shrink muscle

It also thickens her Achilles tendon -- which attaches the calf muscle to the heel -- by 22 percent, according to the study, which was published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

These changes alter the resting position of the ankle, causing the foot to point down more than normal. "This stretches and increases the tension v-moda headphones white in the muscles and tendons, [causing] discomfort."

Fortunately, only die-hard fashionistas appear to be at risk. Discomfort "will primarily occur in women wearing almost exclusively high-heeled shoes," says Csapo. "But it's probably wise to wear different kinds of shoes. The study was small, and the researchers didn't take other personal habits, such as exercise, v-moda earbuds into account. V-MODA Gently pull back on the band while pushing against it with your toes.

Stand on a step, facing up. Keep your toes on the step and slowly lower your heels until you feel your calf muscles stretching.

Slowly make a circle with your toes, alternately flexing and pointing your foot.

Try to pick things up with your toes. (This will help strengthen your feet.)

Although they are no guarantee, exercises such as these will help minimize the side effects of high heels and may even prevent injury, Garber says.

"Say you twist your ankle a little bit," she says. "The Achilles tendon being stiffer and the calf muscle being shortened might make a woman more susceptible to injury."

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