Flip Flops Smarts: Beach Only

FLIP FLOPS + BICYCLE = ACCIDENT

Now that the weather is warming up in New York City, flip flop fans are wearing them while riding bicycles. Today, I saw a woman fall off her bicycle, and land on her hip.  Her flip flop slid off the pedal, causing her to lose her balance. Guessing her age, I would say mid to late fifties.  Old enough to know better.  Lucky for her, she was able to get up, and continue her ride. 

Flip flops do not support your feet, and should never be worn during recreational activities.  They are meant for beachwear, unless you want to wind up with:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Driving accidents
  • Scrapes
  • Aggravated plantar fasciitis
  • Stubbed and broken toes
  • Torn nail bed
  • Glass cuts
  • Puncture wounds
  • Broken foot bones
  • Sprained ankles
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Insect bites
  • Lawn mower injuries
  • Sunburn
  • Foot pain
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Bone, tendon, or joint damage
  • Hip, knee, or back injuries
More About Flip Flops
 
Information in this post is educational.  It should not be used to replace medical advice from your physician, or other healthcare provider.
 
 
 
 

Irene Pastore, Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

Posted on July 3, 2012, in Exercise, Lifestyle and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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