Don't ever go to the web site where I got this picture (shudder...)

Well not me personally (as far as you know), but is it possible for high heels to cause you to store fat? You have probably heard about the other damage that high heels can do. For instance, a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology found that women who wore high heels 5 days a week for 2 years had much shorter calf muscles and Achilles tendons than women who did not wear the high heels. Why do you care? If you're a guy who doesn't wear stilettos you probably don't. But for those that do (men and women) it means when you shorten those muscles you can't move your feet up and down like a normal person. This leads to more low back and knee injuries. Most injuries are not caused by a weakness in the muscle that gets injured they are caused by a weakness in another muscle. Ever had "bad" knee or ankle? Did you end up eventually hurting the other one as well from overcompensating for the injury? It is very common. So the real question, how can they make you fat? The body is an amazing thing and is built to work around whatever barriers you put in front of it. So when you go tipping around on those towering shoes for extended stretches the body send out a signal that you need a counter balance. I'm no engineer, but where would be a great place to add weight to anchor the body? The backside! Add a little junk to the trunk to counter balance the shoes that are so tall you can dunk. That is poetry right there. This was about high heels, but I mainly want you to just think about tuning into your body. Listen to the warning signs when it gives you warning signs that you are doing something wrong. When you are exercising be in tune with proper form and proper joint support at all times. And use your stilettos sparingly.