Being a writer, I spend my days sitting in front of the computer. Not only is that bad for the posture, but aparantly it also causes Cankles - that is when the calves run into the feet without the narrowing effect of ankles.
Now, I do not have cankles yet, thanks to years of walking and bicycle riding (when I was much younger) but I certainly want to avoid it. It can happen to the best of us, as you will see when you check out celebrity gossip sites: Cheryl Cole, Miley Cyrus, Mischa Barton, Natalie Portman and a range of other hotties.
While cankles can be inherited, they are also caused by a lack of exercise and circulation. Aparantly liposuction and other cankle surgery can help too. An LA based celebrity trainer, Ramona Braganza says that you can exercise them away.
If all those options are not do-able, you could do cankle-camouflage. A maxi-skirt is perfect. Obviously, you need to choose the right footwear to diminish the appearance of cankles. Gladiator sandals must be avoided at all costs, as must any other dainty flats.
In winter, slim, high-heeled boots are perfect. Miley Cyrus is often seen in ankle (or is it cankle) boots. High heels with ankle straps or straps across the foot can help distract attention away from the cankles.
We all know that sodium causes the body to bulge in peculiar places, so go easy on the salt.
After reading all of this, I am not feeling too good. I am pretty much doing everything wrong and will have to make some lifestyle changes if I want to remain cankle free.
Do you have cankles? Do you hide them, or do you flaunt them?