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A pair of high heels is a common fashion accessory for many women. But according to research, frequent use of high heels can force your body into an unnatural “plantarflexed” (tiptoe) position and inflict severe damage to your health in the long term.
How heels affect different parts of your body
Spine – Walking in high heels causes your spine to sway unnaturally, and stresses your lumbar erector spinae muscle, leading to a sore lower back.
Knee – Heels put extra weight on the inner side of the knees and knee joints, leading to the risk of twisting injuries to the knees.
Feet – Heels cause your body mass to be shifted onto the balls of your feet. Apart from bunions, blisters and calluses, this uneven weight distribution can cause pinched nerves, swollen joints and Achilles tendonitis.
Varicose veins – Heels force your ankles to bend forward, restricting blood circulation in your lower limbs and leading to varicose veins. This may result in ruptured veins, and a swollen and painful sensation in your legs.
Calves – Long-term walking in heels shortens the muscles and tendons in your calves, leading to stiffness, reduced range of motion, and a higher risk of strains, sprains and lower-body injury.
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Wind and Water
The philosophy of feng shui is a practice looking at our built environments and how to live in harmony with the principles of the natural world. Feng means “wind” and shui translates to “water” in Chinese. This comes from an ancient poem and reflects upon how human life can be ideal if we connect and live in flow with the environment around us.
In Asian cultures, this is called the Tao, which translates to “the way”. The Tao is the way of nature. Hence, the basic principles of feng shui come from observations of nature. The most important principles are the commanding position, the bagua, and the five elements.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
The Commanding Position
We’ll start with the commanding position because it’s the easiest to implement and understand. The commanding position governs the best way to locate yourself and furniture in your spaces for feng shui. It’s most important to apply to the bed, desk, and stove. The bed represents you, the desk is your career, and the stove is your wealth and how you nourish yourself in the world.
The basics of the commanding position is that you want to be facing the door without being directly in line with the door. It is most important to be in the
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Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties (1).
These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
However, the curcumin
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You may still associate healing crystals with niche meditation communities and your cool aunt who travels the world for yoga retreats, but there’s no denying their newfound and widespread popularity.
In the last few years, crystals have become a staple at Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion shows, popped up on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram feed, and lined the shelves at every trendy retail store. Their powers are praised by everyone from Wall Street millionaires to Victoria’s Secret models. Kim Kardashian West has even harnessed their appeal to sell fragrances.
Healing crystals can help give you power and clarity.
As a crystal healer, Lee sees herself as a spiritual, emotional guide. She uses crystals as tools to draw out weaknesses and facilitate opportunities for growth.
“[My clients and I] begin by talking about what is bothering them,