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Going for stilettos? Think again..

 Going for stilettos? Think again.. The perfect, pointy pair of 4-inch heels can make any outfit, but with this style comes much suffering. High heels have the stigma of being bad for health, but this barely stops you from wearing them occasionally and often daily. We often make sacrifices for foot fashion, but at what price? Studies have shown that these towering shoes can be costly in more ways than one, taking their toll on your spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet, while altering your posture and gait. Here's how they affect different parts of your body—and why that's something you might not want to stand for anymore. Feet • Normally your feet act like weight-distributing shock absorbers, cushioning your skeleton from forces of body weight. These engineering marvels fail once you wear high heels and. ..ouch! You've shifted much of your mass onto the balls of your feet and your tiny, delicate toe bones.       • The higher the heel, the bigger the impact: One study found that…

Avoid "Backaches" in road trips..

Avoid “Backache” in Road trips
So, you are planning for a great road trip coming weekend, don’t let your back pain come in your way..
Follow these simple steps to get you going.. Knowing how to sit in the car in a way that will avoid back pain is important to happy car travels. This will help to ensure that you don't miss out on a trip.
Take the time to make sure you are comfortable from the moment you set off on your trip. The smallest irritant in the beginning can turn into raging pain hours later.

Don't sit on your wallet or cell phone that may throw your spine out of whack. Reduce reaching for the steering wheel, which places more stress on the lumbar spine, neck, shoulder and wrists. Instead, sit as close to the steering wheel as possible. If your car seat provides little back support, roll up a towel or pillow and place it between your lower back and the seat for some more support. There are many specialized cushions and pillows available for purchase that can help. Bring you…