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What women for the sake of beauty risk?

Indispensable attribute of female beauty in the modern world - footwear high-heeled. Researchers found out that the high heel changes the natural provision of foot and an anklebone in the movement, causing a chain of adverse effects. However, scientists do not urge women to refuse completely footwear high-heeled, but recommend to have a rest more often from it and to strengthen muscles.

“Beauty will save the world“. Therefore, probably, we so aspire to it. Indispensable attribute of female beauty in the modern world - footwear high-heeled.

From the man`s point of view, a high heel - a thing inconvenient and dangerous, but what is believed about it by science? What are women forced to endow to look beautiful on modern representations?

The footwear is necessary not only for ornament. It carries out utilitarian functions, does world around to more comfortable, but at the same time exerts impact on how we move, operates load of muscles and bones of a body.

According to the recent review published by body of the International society of electrophysiology and kinesiology “Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology“, the high heel changes the natural provision of foot and an anklebone in the movement, causing a chain of adverse effects for legs and a backbone.

What changes of a female organism cause shoes high-heeled, scientists from Hanseo`s University, the Republic of Korea investigated.

They took volunteers for research among students of university who are trained for service in the Korean Air company, and its operating personnel. The choice of researchers is caused by what in the company works strict dress - a code: all women are obliged to wear shoes exclusively high-heeled. Thus, scientists were come into the view by women whose experience of use of high heels coincides with length of service in the company. Having divided volunteers into classes according to this criterion, researchers carried out a number of tests.

For measurement of force of muscles of an anklebone used the computerized exercise machines. To estimate practical efficiency of muscles, women were forced to balance on a shaky board.

It became clear that first heels are even useful. In comparison with first-year students, at second-year students and young employees some muscles of anklebones both on internal, and on outer side of joints became stronger. Changes as professor of physiology Dri Jun Sok believes (Jee Yong - Seok), are provoked by adaptation of muscles to the additional loading caused by carrying footwear high-heeled.

However at women who wore such shoes several years the same muscles were weakened even in comparison with indicators of first-year students. Besides, at them muscles along forward and back part of an ankle joint considerably weakened and sharply ability to balance on the shaky basis worsened.

According to researchers, so occurs because high heels, unevenly loading muscles, cause an imbalance in their development that leads over time to weakening of all muscular complex of an anklebone including those muscles which first became stronger in response to the raised loading.

As the author of the review mentioned above - professor of biology Neill Kronin (Neil Cronin) from Jyvaskyla University believes, Finland, the imbalance of muscles of an anklebone is dangerous not only in itself, but also strengthens risk of injuries in other muscular groups of a leg.

Despite disturbing conclusions, any of professors does not consider that women have to refuse completely footwear high-heeled. Dri Jun Sok recommends to them to strengthen anklebones by means of simple, but regular and repeated exercises, for example, such as rifts from heels on socks. Neill Kronin advises more often to do breaks and to remove footwear as soon as possible, including - sitting at a table.

Kind health!