You wouldn’t believe it from looking at super-slim stiletto lovers like Victoria Beckham, but high heels can give you a pot belly. That’s the opinion of celebrity personal trainer Dax Moy, who thinks that wearing high heels too often can cause your stomach muscles to relax and spill forward.
‘Wearing very high heels causes the forward tilting of the pelvis, which allows the abdominal contents to spill forward, producing a pot belly which many women have wrongly come to think of as a fat stomach,’ says Dax.
Dalton Wong agrees. He says, “High heels can weaken your abdominals, leading to a tummy that sticks out just below your belly button. I tell my clients to wear their heels on the red carpet, but to slip them off once they’re sitting down.”
‘So wear them in a nice restaurant, but travel there in your sneakers and put your heels on at the last minute. Then slip them off underneath the table once you’re seated. When you’re at home, walk around barefoot throughout the house. This strengthens muscles that have been weakened by wearing high heels.’
Of course, people living with diabetes who choose to go barefoot need to be aware of two important things:
1. Watch your feet carefully, check them at least once a day for injuries (so they can never go un-noticed until they’re infected! ) Don’t ever skip a day even if you haven’t left the house because even at home there can be splinters from a dropped glass or something.
2. Any small scrapes, blisters, insect bites etc on hands and feet, keep track of how long they take to heal so you’ll know when it’s taking longer than it should.
Remember to have your feet check regularly by your doctor. GLAM MORE FEAR LESS!
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Register now for ’Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’ - our largest free diabetes outreach event of the year promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.
‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’, mixes free beauty and fashion services, a Plus Size fashion show and music with interactive diabetes education in a fun, comfortable setting to broaden the appeal of diabetes educational outreach for women. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM
Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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