You’ll Never Believe Which Style Trend Is Actually a Health Risk
For what seems like forever, skinny jeans have ruled the denim sphere. Sure, we like how they make our booties look, but they have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, like how Google’s trend report shows they’re losing popularity fast. We also know doctors have warned against the skintight denim for ladies on the mend from a UTI or even men who are trying to conceive, but now skinnies have just been slapped with another possible warning label.
According to BBC Health, an Australian woman recently developed a condition called compartment syndrome when she spent several hours squatting in her skinny jeans while helping a friend pack and move. The syndrome is a debilitating and seriously painful condition where muscles swell up and even bleed when under pressure and can lead to nerve damage and issues with blood flow. Doctors had to cut off her jeans because her calves had ballooned in size and she was left unable to walk for four days.
Yikes! While this latest news is alarming, there’s no need to shred your skinny jeans, as this is the first reported case like this. Either way, the trend seems to finally be on its way out, and thankfully for our booties, there are plenty of awesome denim styles ready to take over.
Do you think you’ll keep your skinnies are will you toss ’em? Tell us in the comments below!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!