Yes you read the title right!
During a rant about my ever expanding tush (what the heck happens when we turn 30 anyway??!) to my cousin who is more like a sister than a cousin, she mentioned cleaning in heels. I laughed because while I have a closet full of beautiful high heels that I only wear on Sundays now, I couldn't seriously imagine cleaning in them. Sure I have mastered the art of graceful walking in 6" heels, ran across a football field to my hurt child during practice in heels, I can successfully walk up and down stairs holding my sons hand while carrying my bible, my purse and a full cup of coffee lid not included and not spill a drop or fall over, BUT CLEAN IN THEM...now that is another story! However, after rolling the thought around in my head a bit I did some research and while they say the excessive wearing of heels may cause calluses and even symptoms of schizophrenia (scary and who knew), the benefits far outweighed those measly little cons.
High Heels Make Perfect Posture...say what?!
Just look at your self in the mirror! Your back is straight, and shoulder square and back. When accustomed to wearing high heels, we are actually improving our posture and creating a perfect body.
High Heels help Reduce Back Pain
Not literally, but this is a case of mind over matter. When we stand in perfect body posture and top it off with a great attitude we tend to avoid all the grumpiness. When we look good we feel good, same concept.
High Heels Look More Attractive
You may or may not agree with me on this, but in my opinion and from what I have read the overall consensus is high heels make us look more attractive. They make us taller, elongate our legs, immediately tightens our calf muscle, firms our tush and boosts our confidence, who doesn't need a little of that then doing the oh so mundane task of cleaning?!
High Heels Improve Pelvic Strength
In a study conducted on 66 women aged under 50 years it showed the wearing of high heels 2" to 5cm forms a 15 degree angle toward the ground, thus creating electrical activity in the pelvic floor muscles. This posture means the pelvic floor muscles are at the optimum position, which can improve the strength and ability when contracted. Hello help during labor!
There we have it, definite pros and cons. But do they really scream "wear me while your cleaning!" really it's up to you. For me, I am a 30 year old stay at home mom, I have always had a high metabolism, although when I turned 30 things changed, my flat stomach has a bit of a muffin top and my tush is turning a bit bubbly. We have no local gym here and I cant bear to drive 30 minutes to sweat, so I use what I have. Since we live in a two story house I run when I go up the stairs and yes I have began wearing my heels while I clean. I don't wear them every day (since I have OCD and boys I clean daily) but 3 times a week when I do my light house cleaning I wear them. Monday and Friday are my "CLEANING" days where all the nasty gets swept away and the other 3 days I just give a quick wipe down of all surfaces. So on those quick days I take advantage of the hour and wear my heels, not my jimmy choos though!