Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Stylish Shoes for girls..Alberto Guardiani
ig, small, bony, pudgy, our feet endure tremendous pressure on a daily basis. An average day of walking, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association brings a force equal to several hundred tons down on our tootsies … and that’s in foot-friendly walking shoes. Yet we continue to squeeze them into our high-up, hard-to-balance heels (for good reason, of course). Podiatrists classify any shoe with a heel of more than two inches as dangerously high, “bio-mechanically and orthopedically unsound.” Yikes.
High heels alter our body’s balance, forcing it to find a new equilibrium. Dr. Richard Brassard, the president of the American Chiropractic Association, compares the musculoskeletal system to a mobile, hanging in perfect harmony with each part balancing the other. When we alter one part (our feet), the whole system has to compensate. Wearing heels for any length of time does just that—it increases the normal forward curve the back, causing the pelvis to tip forward. By bringing the heel up, we also shorten our hamstring muscles and change our center of gravity. The change in foot position alters the way we walk, moving the center of gravity to the ball of the foot. An,d the hi,gher the heel, the more, that cente,r of gravity shifts ,and the more, compe