Your Passion For Fashion Could Be Deadly

Researchers from British Chiropractic Association (BCA) in the UK, have discovered that fashion lovers are putting their style ahead of their health.

Wearing skinny jeans restrict free movement in your hips and knees, which can affect the way we hold our body, researchers stated. As much as 73 percent of women suffered back pain and their outfits can be a definitive cause of the discomfort. Equally important, only 28 percent of the women in the study were aware that clothing affects their back or neck pain and posture.

Roughly 33 percent of women were completely unaware that their choice of clothing could have an impact on their physical health. According to researchers, about 20 percent of women wear shoes without support at the back of the foot, resulting in an increase strain on the legs and lower back. Similarly, 10 percent of women wore heavy jewelry, such as necklaces, which increase pressure on their necks and impact their posture.

“I am always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and their posture and, equally, how many decide their outfit-choice outweighs their pain,” Tim Hutchful of BCA said.