Skinny jeans and other styles that could seriously damage your health
A 35-year-old Australian woman had to be hospitalised after a too tight pair of skinny jeans caused her muscles to swell, caused circulation to be cut off and loss of sensation in her feet.
While this may have been an extreme case, women are constantly setting themselves up for health risks while following fashion fads and living up to impossible body images. Here are fashions that aren’t worth the risk:
Sure, everyone wants to show off a slim waist and curvy butt in tight-fitting jeans. Just don’t take it too far. When jeans get too tight it can lead to bloating of the stomach, indigestion and heart burn. When worn too often or for a long time, tight jeans can result in nerve-related problems such as burning and numbness, which arise from nerves getting pinched.
Fix it by wearing your skinny jeans infrequently. Don’t wear them for too long. Better still, opt for comfort-fit. Boyfriend jeans are back in vogue.
Drooling over those 8-inch sling-backs Malaika Arora Khan was sporting on a red carpet? Stop at the ogling and do not even think of slipping into heels that are higher than two inches. Ultra-high heels, especially stilettos, are dangerous to begin with, simply because they cause you to lose balance and fall. We’ve seen a few of those trip-ups even on the Oscar red carpet, right? Too-high heels also put a strain on the ball of the foot and can cause inflammation of the bones and nerves surrounding it. Even platforms that are too high interfere with your natural gait. So, when it comes to footwear, go for ‘sensible’.
These seem like such a good idea! Squeeze yourself into shapewear, your tummy is tucked in, your thighs are minimized and other figure flaws are immediately addressed. It’s okay to reach for a shaper for, say, a special evening out when you want to sport a no-bulges look. Just don’t make it a habit, for these lycra pieces can squeeze and pinch nerves, causing numbness and affecting blood circulation. Here’s a good way to do without them: exercise and get in shape.
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