1. Women who wear high heels all the time and then walk without them walk completely differently than women who do not wear heels and they probably increase their risk for a whole host of injuries.

    — Heels shorten the Achilles tendon and change how your foot orients itself to the ground. That spells trouble once the heels come off, says Gretchen Reynolds.

  2. gretchen reynolds

    exercise

    high heels

    running

  1. "If you can stand up every 20 minutes — even if you do nothing else — you change how your body responds physiologically." — Gretchen Reynolds [more exercise and fitness tips here]

    "If you can stand up every 20 minutes — even if you do nothing else — you change how your body responds physiologically." — Gretchen Reynolds [more exercise and fitness tips here]

  2. gretchen reynolds

    sitting

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    exercise

  1. Sitting for long periods of time — when you don’t stand up, don’t move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles. You stop breaking up fat in your blood stream, you start getting accumulations of fat … in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you’re moving.

    — If you’re reading this Tumblr post while sitting down, stand up! Here’s more reasons why.

  2. sitting

    exercise

    gretchen reynolds

  1. On today’s show: the science of exercise with tips for both experienced marathoners and couch to 5k’ers.

Spray and Pray (by Fadzly @ Shutterhack)

    On today’s show: the science of exercise with tips for both experienced marathoners and couch to 5k’ers.

    Spray and Pray (by Fadzly @ Shutterhack)

  2. exercise

    science

    gretchen reynolds

    the new york times

    the first 20 minutes