People around the world are doing crazy and extreme things just to look trendy. Apparently, not many folks know that most of our fashion items are actually harmful to health. From miniskirts causing cellulite to arthritis-inducing high heels… Here’s a list of fashion items that can damage your health one way or another.
Ripped skinny jeans
Ripped skinny jeans are seriously harmful to the health. They have been proven to reduce blood supply to the legs, thereby damaging muscles and nerve fibres which can eventually lead to paralysis.
The dangers of ripped skinny jeans became scarier after a woman collapsed and couldn’t get back up for hours due to her extremely tight trousers. Another woman reportedly cut out her skinnies after her calves got swollen due to “compartment syndrome.” (A condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm)
These incidences have made doctors issue a denim danger warning and it is better we adhere, for the benefit of our health.
I know you look confident and sexy in those heels, but it could also mean you are taking steps towards arthritis.
Heels shouldn’t be worn regularly; else you leave your hips position and posture at risk. When you wear heels regularly, the calf muscles get shortened, which then makes it painful to walk in flats.
Eventually, one begins to have knee problems and circulation issues as well as hammer toes and painful bunions.
Corsets were trendy in the 80s, but now, they have been recycled and are back in fashion accompanied with health issues.
The tight lacing of corsets can affect the internal organs and constant wearers have reportedly suffered shallow breathing, shortness of breath and potential difficulty in childbirth. According to scientists, the effects are due to the fact that corsets put pressure on the abdomen which can push the contents of your stomach into the gullet, causing heartburn or flatulence.
Belts are actually not harmful unless they are fastened too tightly. Wearing tight belts can lead to pain, numbness or tingling in the legs.
Before you go flashing your legs in those minis, be aware that scientists think it can increase your risk of getting cellulite. (Persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.)
Studies revealed that when the body is exposed to cold air it reacts by building a protective layer of fat. And getting blue thighs can damage your circulation which leads to cellulite.
Unconsciously, most women around the world wear the wrong bra size, and it is harmful to the health. Wearing the wrong bra size can lead to back, neck and breast pain, breathing difficulties, poor posture, skin irritation and circulation problems.
Soo… before you buy that beautiful bra, make sure you get measured.
Collars and ties
Wearing tight shirt collars and ties can reduce blood flow to the brain and increase pressure inside the eye which can lead to constant headaches, tingly ears or blurred vision. It can also limit neck movement and cause muscle tension in the back and shoulders.
Make sure you buy shirts with the correct collar size and loosen your tie as often as possible.
A lot of women carry all their gadgets and accessories inside their handbag, which makes it very heavy on the shoulders. This can eventually lead to serious back problems and neck pain as well as poor posture.