High Heels and the Pelvic Floor

Recently, a client e-mailed me an article about how high heels can work a woman’s pelvic floor without her needed to do pelvic floor exercises. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23157982-5013016,00.html

I’m almost ashamed to post this on my website because it seems like such a bad idea, but you have the right to read the information for yourself. They don’t offer the actual scientific evidence or study conducted, which always makes me wonder about the source.

I much prefer this link which highlights the many negative impacts of wearing high heels from back injuries, foot injuries, and potential knee injuries: http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=113388

It’s not that I mean to be a fear monger, but to accept multiple postural ailments in an attempt to not have to do pelvic floor (kegel) exercises boggles my mind. This is admittedly coming from someone who doesn’t wear heels, so I don’t have an attachment to them. Sure they make your legs look great, but they kill my feet, and I rather be comfortable.

Not to mention kegel exercises aren’t that hard. You can do them in line at the grocery store, in the car, pumping gas, at the dentist, or at a Pilates class. You can do them just about anywhere and nobody even needs to know. I rather opt for some repetitive kegels than some chronic back pain and an aching bunion.

However, it’s a dream article for shoe designers worldwide. I wonder who the genius is that came up with the marketing campaign as much as I would like to meet the individual who markets ab workouts and Pilates as providing a “core-gasm.” Sometimes when something sounds too good to be true, it is.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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