The day has arrived! Fashion week starts today and many of you are probably busy putting together outfits for the shows. Street style has become a major part of any Fashion week. Show goers put together creative and inventive outfits that make us go ooohhh and ahhhh! From metallic skirts to small suede crop tops to high high heels – you’ll find them all on the streets. When it comes to getting your image on street style columns, the rule is “The more unique, the better!”
In the process of looking our most creative, we may unknowingly risk our health and safety! Last weekend, in preparation for the World Mastercard Fashion Week – we spoke with Dr. Liza Egbogah, Chiropractic Doctor, Entrepreneur, and Clinic Director of The FIX – about how to minimize the risk of Fashion related injuries.
Beauty can be pain but it doesn’t have to be.
-Dr. Liza Egbogah
The first thing I asked Dr. Liza is her take on the popular statement “Pain is Beauty”. This rings true when wearing sky high heels!
Our conversation touched upon the risk of damage when wearing heels. Let’s face it, gorgeous 5 inch heels are way too hard to resist but we may be putting our precious feet in risk of long term damage. Dr. Liza advised applying tape around your toes starting from the ball of your feet outwards. This will help prevent pain when walking in high heels. (I’m trying this tonight!)
I’m always concerned about my overall body posture. As a blogger, working long hours in front of a laptop really takes a toll on my shoulder and back. I think as a result, my posture suffers. If you have this problem, Dr. Liza advised that your first course of action should be seeing your Chirpractor in order to asses the problem aread and the best method of fixing it. She brought up a good point that when it comes to posture, no one size fits all. Each body type is different and thus would have different types of proper posture.
So as you coordinate your outfits this week, keep in mind that it is just as important to be in tuned with your body. Don’t ignore the aches and pains – they are not normal and always remember that beauty doesn’t always have to be associated with pain!