Effect of shoes' heel height on the energy cost during jogging

Gu, Y. D. & Li, Z. Y. (2013) Effect of shoes' heel height on the energy cost during jogging. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(9), pp. 1531-1533.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 90295
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Energy cost, High-heeled shoes, Jogging
ISSN: 2040-7467
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Maxwell Scientific Organization
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 06:22

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