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Don't get us wrong, we love our skinny jeans.

We love our skinny jeans, our parka jackets, and our cross body bags; but apparently, they're all impacting our health.

According to a British health professional, our clothing choices are leading to back and neck pain, as well as other movement problems.


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Tim Hutchful from the British Chiropractic Association told The Telegraph: "I am always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and their posture, and equally how many decide their outfit-choice outweighs their pain.

"Some of the most popular items of clothing can have a hidden health impact.

"While overloaded and heavy handbags are a common culprit, some more unexpected items like skinny jeans can also wreak havoc – they restrict free movement in areas such as the hips and knees, affecting the way we hold our bodies.


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As well as our jeans, some new trends from this season are also causing us to strain our bodies which can impact our posture.

"Trends such as asymmetric hemlines, oversized sleeves and hoods and heavy jewellery can also create problems.

"Large hoods can mean you strain your neck in order to see, and asymmetric hemlines, especially if tight-fitting, can restrict your movement and cause you to walk differently.

"Oversized sleeves can cause you to hold your arms in a different or unusual way, so once again your body will be compensating for your fashion choices."


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Thankfully, Tim added that he's "certainly not saying stop wearing your favourite clothes altogether, like most things in life, moderation is best and there are easy ways you can reduce the impact on your posture and overall health."

Praise be to baby Jesus, we thought we were going to have to do a major wardrobe clear-out.


Ever wonder at what age you'll be considered too old to do the things you love?  Well the results of a newly published British survey are here to tell you just that.

Last month Retiresavvy surveyed 2,000 British people to discover their attitudes towards aging and the results they obtained are pretty grim by all accounts.

“Wearing skinny jeans is not acceptable after you turn 47,” reports the retirement planning website, and once you hit 40 “going on a lads’ or girls’ holiday is out if the question”.

The survey revealed that having a favourite boyband and using text talk isn’t acceptable past 36, while getting tattoos and piercings are activities which should be reserved for those under 38 (we wonder what Dame Judi Dench and her new tat would think of that).

To put the results into context: 37-year-old Kate Hudson might be young enough to bare her bum on Insta but is too old to like boybands, 41-year-old Angelina Jolie can wow on any red carpet but is too old to go on holiday with her friends and 47-year-old Jennifer Anistion can still rock a bikini but needs to reconsider her jean collection.

In some non-ageist news, social media is supposedly acceptable at any age so at least you can Tweet away your anger about not being allowed wear skinny jeans into your fifties.

And thankfully women are more likely than men to reject the stereotypes of old age so hopefully those who are rocking their skinnies, tattoos and One Direction tees will happily continue to do so despite the survey’s findings. 


An expert neurologist has issued a serious warning to all skinny jean wearers.

Dr Thomas Kimber has cautioned people of the dangers of skinny jeans after he treated a woman in Australia who passed out after becoming trapped in her denims.

According to his report in the newest issue of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, the woman passed out on the side of the road when she was helping a friend move house.

Dr Kimber explained, “As she was squatting for a long period of time her trousers restricted the blood supply to both calves, and in response the muscles start to undergo stress and swell.”

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the woman’s legs were so swollen that her skinny jeans had to be cut off of her.

So, how do we stop our favourite denims from strangling our thighs?

Dr Kimber tells us that “The take home message is to avoid wearing skinny jeans if you intend to do a job with squatting or kneeling. If your legs begin to feel uncomfortable or tingle, you should stand up and get the blood circulating again.”

We better make sure that we get up and move otherwise it’ll be Mom jeans all the way! 

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