For a long time, high heels have been loved by women. In addition to modifying the legs, they can look slim and tall, and they can also show confidence. Not only that, but studies have shown that moderate high heels are also good for health.
The relationship between high heels and pelvic floor muscles
According to "Wearing High Heels of Appropriate Height Has a Protective Effect on Pelvic Floor Function" issued by the Department of Urology, Shanghai Fifth People's Hospital of Fudan University, the study followed up 1,263 adult females, excluding those with walking dysfunction, history of pelvic surgery and recognition of pelvic floor function. patients with cognitive impairment, etc. The final conclusion is that wearing shoes with a heel height of 3-5cm and a heel width of ≥3cm for more than 8 hours a day can exercise the pelvic floor muscles.
When wearing high-heeled shoes, the human body is in a forward leaning state. In order to maintain balance, our body must lift our chest, tighten the waist muscles, and contract the buttocks. In this way, we need to use the abdominal, back, thigh and leg muscles to keep walking. Posture, this series of actions will activate the maximum activity of the pelvic floor muscles, which can effectively exercise the pelvic floor muscles.
Therefore, for women who love beauty in non-special periods, moderately wearing high-heeled shoes can protect the pelvic floor function.
However, it should be noted that you should avoid wearing high-heeled shoes within one year after giving birth, because the relaxin secreted during pregnancy will cause the joints and ligaments to become loose. Wearing high-heeled shoes too early after childbirth may not fully restore the strength and stability of the joints and ligaments. Excessive lumbar extension caused by wearing high heels will increase the stress on the facet joints of the lumbar spine, and the joint capsule will be in a state of tension, which will easily aggravate the strain on the tendons and ligaments of the lower back and pelvis.
Of course, choosing high-heeled shoes is also very important. If you want to have both beauty and health, you must learn to choose high-heeled shoes scientifically.
How to choose high heels scientifically?
1. Water Height within 3 cm
Some people mistakenly think that as long as there is a platform, no matter how high the heel is. In fact, the platform is high, although it can relieve the pressure on the forefoot, but it will bring negative effects at the same time, that is, the "road feeling" is not obvious. Especially when going up and down stairs, or walking on a slightly uneven road, it is easy to cause accidental injuries, such as stumbling and so on. Therefore, the general platform is best not to exceed 3 cm.
2. Coarse heels are better than fine heels
Thin heels are more attractive, but they are far less supportive than thick heels, and are more likely to cause calf muscle soreness. The thick heel is more stable, which can prevent the toes and feet from falling while walking.
3. The toe is raised by 1 cm
A high heel can cause the foot to rush forward, and the slightly raised toe avoids this pressure, thereby reducing toe squeezing. Place the high heels on a flat floor, if the toe is raised by 1 cm, then this is a good pair of shoes. Of course, the toe is not as good as possible, and the shoes that are too warped will also make the toes feel uncomfortable.
4. Buy shoes after 3pm
It is better to go shopping for shoes after 3 or 4 pm. Because, after a day, the body's lymph fluid will accumulate in the lower body, which is 5% more than other times. If you stand for a long time, the lymph fluid will increase by more than 8%. It is the most suitable size to choose shoes during this time.