Sorry Squats & Lunges - Stilettos Make Legs Skinny, Too. Science Proved It.

February 3, 2011 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Celebrity
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Cancel your gym membership. Put the FitFlops away. Recent scientific findings in something called Rocial Society journal Biology Letters (sounds official) proved what Victoria Beckham has known for years: wearing high heels truly makes your legs more toned. According to the study, “high heels activated their inner and outer calf muscles more evenly than those who wore flatter shoes.” Looks like the end of ballet flats is real; the study also found that flats caused “lopsided” development” in legs. Ouch.

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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