Avoid The 7 Spinal Sins
Those skyscraper heels that you can barely manage a geisha shuffle in should come with a health warning, not least because you might take a tumble. Wearing high heels on a regular basis changes your posture. The weight of your body is thrown forward, forcing you to lean back to compensate, which in turn strains your joints and the soft tissues around them. As your body weight isn’t distributed evenly, resulting in a forced curve in your spine. This new posture weakens the stomach muscles and tightens the muscles in your back, which not only causes back problems but it can also give the appearance of a pot-belly. Those who wear heels on a daily basis will also notice that their calf muscles feel tight when they wear flats shoes. Heels force you to walk on your toes effectively, which in turn shortens and weakens the muscles in the calves.
Fear not, you aren’t resigned to a life of flat shoes, but you should try and reduce the amount of time you spend in heels to avoid back problems later down the line. Keep a pair of flats under your desk at work and alternate between flats and heels. Or, if you wear heels through the week, make a point of wearing flats at the weekend.