Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Skinny Jeans Cause Posture Problems

MINNEAPOLIS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The skinny jeans fashion craze could leave trendy youngsters with bad backs and hips.

According to posture pro Janice Novak, author of Posture: Get It Straight (Expert Publishing), extremely tight denim cuts off circulation and causes an abnormal stride.

Since the jeans are so tight, they bring the knees closer together and one’s step isn’t as wide as it should be.

Novak explains, “When your hips don’t have normal range of motion you get back pain. Some muscles become excessively weak because they’re not working like they should while others overwork.”

The muscle imbalance leads to slouching and slumping – the typical stance of a teen who’s wearing skinny jeans.

Novak recommends kids go back to wearing regular-fitting clothes and strengthen their bodies by doing yoga.

If they can’t give up the trend, they should look for skinny jeans with spandex or stretch.

If they can lift their knee toward their chest without any problems while wearing skinny jeans, the pants are probably safe.

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