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Look cool, feel comfortable

(HealthDayNews) -- Today's fashions, such as skin-tight jeans, hip-hugging skirts and oversized purses, may look sharp but may not be good for your body, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

These tips will help you stay fashionable and comfortable:

  • Wear high heels, but bring along a pair of flats to change into should you become uncomfortable.
  • If shoes are uncomfortable when you stand, they're likely to feel even worse when you walk. The wrong shoes can affect the body's center of gravity.
  • While sitting for any length of time, take frequent standing breaks to alleviate atrophy of the hamstring muscles.
  • If tight clothes are your style, choose items that allow you to perform daily tasks with ease.
  • When carrying a bag or briefcase, switch sides frequently to avoid placing the bulk of weight on one side of your body.
  • Empty unnecessary items from your bag to make it lighter.
  • If you're driving or sitting for long periods, remove your wallet or card holder from your back pocket.
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