When Fashion Hurts with Kym Douglas
High Heels Can Exacerbate Back Pain And Lead To Ongoing DiscomfortKym’s Solutions
Spanx And Other Tight Garments
A New Study just came out that Spanx and other shapewear are literally squeezing your organs. Your stomach, intestine and colon become compressed.
Your digestive tract is also affected.The intestines are supposed to contract and move food along, but when they're compressed over a long period of time, the flow of digestion is stifled. This damage, though not permanent, can lead to unpleasant symptoms like abdominal discomfort, bloating and gas.
Another hallmark of shapewear?
Shallow breath. When you inhale, your diaphragm expands and your abdomen flares out, but shapewear restricts this movement and decreases the excursion in respiration.
On HEAVY PURSES/BACKPACKS - Another unhealthy fashion statement is the use of heavy purses, backpacks and handbags. Women and men tend to carry too many items in one bag, or briefcase, and are often not aware of the potential health risks associated with toting an excessive amount of stuff. Carrying a bag with detectable weight-more than 10 percent of your body weight-can cause improper balance. When hiked over one shoulder, it interferes with the natural movement of the upper and lower body. This results in the unnatural counterbalance movement of one shoulder and little control over the movements of the arms and legs. Even worse, the spine curves toward the shoulder.