Since her birth, there’s been a lot of talk about Suri Cruise.
I don’t feel it’s my place to comment on how parents are raising their child. After all, I don’t have any kids (unless you count my 4-legged one…or the one I inherited via a marriage license). But for those who do, to each their own.
Suri seems to have parents who love her. And, she’s clearly a beautiful child. If she threw a temper tantrum at a toy store, I don’t think that necessarily means she’s a spoiled brat. I was an angel (stop rolling your eyes, Dad), and I’m pretty sure I threw a tantrum or two in my day. Plus, I love Suri’s blog.
But, as your friendly resident Pilates blogger, I do want to talk about her choice in shoes. And, since it’s Tom and Katie who are letting her wear them, this post is actually directed to them.
I’ll write a future blog post on all of the reasons that high-heeled shoes (and pretty much most shoes) are bad for you. But, here’s why a child should not be wearing heeled shoes ever….not to mention grown adults capable of making educated choices.
From the time you are born until you are about 20 years old, you build the maximum level of bone mineral density you are going to get. Your diet isn’t going to make your bones denser, no matter how much milk you drink (actually, it’s Vitamin D that’s more important there, but that’s yet another blog post).
How do you build precious bone density? From proper upright standing, which means that the majority of your weight is in your heels and your bones are properly stacked on top of them. When you’re wearing high-heeled shoes, the majority of your weight is in the front of your foot, and the rest of your bones from your feet all the way up to shoulders are skewed.
Although her shoes might be adorable now, that Dowager’s hump from osteoporosis when she’s 75 won’t be so cute.
Instead of sporting her trendy stilettos, Suri should be running around barefoot and building beautiful bones. Plus, I bet she has a killer pedicure she wants to show off.
Stay hard core (and strong-boned),
* Caution: Do not read Mariska…Uncut if you are prone to fainting spells, being offended, or taking yourself too seriously. Or in this case…a serious fan of Suri Cruise and her high heel collection.