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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 09)
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Effect of Shoes’ Heel Height on the Energy Cost during Jogging

Y.D. Gu and Z.Y. Li
Corresponding Author:  Y.D. Gu 

Key words:  Energy cost, high-heeled shoes, jogging, , , ,
Vol. 6 , (09): 1531-1533
Submitted Accepted Published
November 08, 2012 December 21, 2012 July 15, 2013

The purpose of this study is to examine the changes of energy cost during a high-heeled continuous jogging. Thirteen healthy female volunteers jointed in this study with heel height of the shoes varied from 1, 4.5 and 7 cm, respectively. Each subjects jogged on the treadmill with K4b2 portable gas analysis system. The results of this study showed that ventilnation, relative oxygen consumption and energy expenditure increased with the increase of heel height and these values shows significantly larger when the heel height reached to 7 cm. Present study suggest that wearing high heel shoes jogging could directly increase energy consumption, causing neuromuscular fatigue.
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Y.D. Gu and Z.Y. Li, 2013. Effect of Shoes’ Heel Height on the Energy Cost during Jogging.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(09): 1531-1533.
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