Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The FitFlop -- The Benefits Of Fitness Sandals

From Europe, to the USA, FitFlops have gathered a huge following and a great reputation. I first heard about them while watching Oprah and eating a bag of chips. I saw one of the models wearing them and thought they were really cute looking. They mentioned that they were not your typical fashion shoe, but a fitness tool as well. Good for the body, and promoting more calorie burn. I was intrigued. I want a more healthy body, how about you? Then this sandal might be the ticket.

Two engineers were contacted at the Center for Human Performance at LSBU to create a summer footwear line that would raise the level of muscle usage in the legs while walking. What they dreamed up was an innovation called Micro-Wobbleboard. Sounds like a new type of surf board, doesn't it? Basically, what it accomplishes is to challenge the muscles in the legs to work more. It's a new type of sole that creates instability as you walk in them. The result of this in-balance is that the legs have to work harder in order to remain balanced.

What was found is that this technology created more toned legs and calves. But in addition to this, the soles actually help capture some of the shock that would normally be placed on the body while walking. This, in turn, helps reduce the amount of stress placed on the knees and hips. All this while also aiding you to burn more calories and improve your posture.

Another nice benefit of FitFlops is that you save the time of going to a gym to get a workout. Since it's nicknamed a small gym for your feet, these sandals give you a workout while you go about your normal day. Two things at once. That's an appealing feature.

I have paged through advertisements for other fitness shoes and been discouraged, not by the claims, but the price. Some of them cost over $200. Ouch! But these sandals are much more reasonably priced. You can buy them online or in local stores for as little as $35. That's a big plus for most of us on a shoe-string budget.

Versatility, ease of use, and productivity are the major benefits of the FitFlops. If you are looking for a summer workout solution, you should definitely give these a test run.

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