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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shoes Help to Burn Calorie

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 6:52 AM Comments

The type of shoes help to burn calorie, tone up and shape up the wearer; it is claimed. Somebody may try it.

Shoes to shape your butt? No extra benefit from toners

NEW YORK: Call them toners, shapers, or rocker bottoms, those exercise shoes with the distinctive thick, rounded soles are flying off the shelves and onto the feet of even the most clodhopper-averse walkers.
Toning shoes use curved soles and extra padding to alter the wearer's walking gait, purportedly engaging seldom-used muscles, increasing blood flow and reducing stress to the lower back.
So ACE commissioned a small study at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, to compare three brands of toning shoes to normal running shoes, using two groups of 12 active female participants. "
The results were remarkably consistent," Bryant said. "All individuals burned the same number of calories, all activated the same muscles. There was no significant difference between the two groups." Read more at

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