Sports giants Reebok claim their Easytone trainers can improve the tone of your hamstrings, calves and bum by nearly 30% more than regular trainers just by walking. So is this new technology in footwear better than exercise?
The toning is achieved by the Easytones air filled pods and convex sole which throw the body of balance. This requires the muscle to have to work harder to stay upright, but this is unnoticeable to the wearer. Easytones have been hailed as a fun and easy way to improve stamina, condition the body and get better muscle definition in the legs and buttocks.
The concept seems too good to be true, as even light exercise such as walking is claimed to give your legs and bum get a workout that would usually take hours at the gym. A team of scientists with expertise in exercise, sport and physiology at the University of Wisconsin conducted a study to test the claims on each of the shoes. The results declared a degree of toning of the legs and bum. But the team struggled to determine whether the toning was entirely due to the imbalance the shoes created or the subjects' motivation to walk more.
Common sense tells us that a shoe alone cannot dramatically change your muscle definition or body shape. Weight loss or toning can only be achieved through exercise and this remains an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Now that we've established the Reebok Easytone should not be used as an alternative to exercise, we can look at the benefits of the shoes. They are a great addition to a healthy lifestyle and can tone your legs and bum through simple exercises like walking around the house, walking the dog and going shopping, so it is worth wearing them as much as you can.
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