Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's Hard to Give up my Stilettos

Dear Diary:

Ever so often you read about something that's bad for you - coffee, red meat, sugar - but I just read that high heels are the ultimate of nasties, even worse than smoking.  A proposal is for women to wear "negative heels", where the shoe slopes down from the ball of the foot.  This type of heel is better for our hips, spine,and knees, whereas  continual wearing of stilettos could even contribute to osteoporosis in time.
In addition, calf muscles will shrink from lifelong wearing of stilettos, and a sudden switch from high heels to flats could rip the Achilles tendon. 

Some women have elected for surgery to remove their baby toes so they can stuff their feet into tight pointy toe shoes.  I think that's a bit radical and unnecessary, all in the name of beauty shoes.

The information is from a new book, Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet by Katy Bowman. The author also talks about other shoes that are harmful to our feet and our bodies. It's an interesting read, full of information about having healthy feet and how to keep them that way. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Hair: TM Hair Styles Feral
Hair ribbon: Lelka's ribbon headband (zebra) (SL Marketplace)
Sweater: Esc. off shoulder sweater long Z (no longer available)
Capris: Sysy's Mainstore basic black capris

On me: (rt) N-Core Designs Chic neige        (lft) YS&YS Milano slingback Roses (black)
On table: Maitreya pumps (fuschia and violet)   Enkythings Talyn (grey)
On chair:
On floor: Aleida Kampala stiletto (plum)
                Baiastice stiletto (croc red)
                A Touch of Ireland Polka dot black shoe
                Maitreya pumps (blue)
                Adam n Eve Pink classique
                Basevi Moda stiletto (dark green) (no longer available)

Lamp: The Infinite Living Room Simplicity Lamp
Table: The Infinite Living Room Comfy coffee table
Chair: Just my Imagination (gift)

Pose: Shelle scenario Giulia (SL Marketplace)

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