Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Top 5 Benefits of MBT Sneakers

The anti-shoe, also known as MBT sneakers, are not your normal kind of footwear. It's a relatively new concept in shoe design developed to be both physiologically and anatomically correct. The idea was brought to light while studying the tribes of Africa and how they walked. It was discovered that this nomadic group walk extremely long distances on a daily basis, with a most amazing realization that they had perfect posture and a low amount of back pain even though they were on their feet for long durations. It was found that they walk barefoot and on uneven ground and is attributed to the tribe’s healthy conditions. The MBT and other footwear were developed to mimic this instability and do so with the innovative sole construction. MBT sneakers are known for the extra weight loss possibilities, but there are several other features that I’ll describe in this article.

MBT sneakers are known across the globe for the weight loss benefit with the extra calorie burn one receives while walking, but it also includes the following benefits:

1. According to studies, they have been proven to improve the posture and gait.
2. The MBT sneakers increase muscle activity in the buttock, rear thighs and the lower limbs.
3. This footwear increases oxygen intake.
4. The abdominal muscles get a workout when wearing these shoes with the increased amount of muscle engagement.
5. The MBT sneakers has been shown in research to reduce stress on the hip and knee joints.

The benefits of the MBT sneakers are not only present when walking. Even when standing you can enjoy the benefits such as increased muscle activity in the back, buttock, rear thigh, abdominal and lower limb muscles.

Now, if this does not convince you, then nothing will. The anti-shoe is probably the best walking shoe option available to people that have not only back problems, but also knee or hip problems. You can find MBT's at several retailers on-line, at a fraction of the cost in local retailers, and not have to leave home to get them.