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A new study from Brigham Young University says the physical experience of balance influences consumer choices. A new study from Brigham Young University says the physical experience of balance influences consumer choices.
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

When you're shopping for those big ticket items, or even those little ticket items, it's always a good idea to look at reviews and compare prices. There may be one more thing you should do: Wear high heels.

A new study from Brigham Young University says the physical experience of balance influences consumer choices.

The BYU study says if you're experiencing a heightened sense of balance you are more likely to weigh the options and go with something mid-range.

So what did East Texans think?

Diane Terry of Palestine said, "Maybe I should try that."

Nancy Allen of Tyler commented, "I don't think so."

Gaylon Love from Cedar Creek Lake stated, "I'm good with my regular shoes."

Karen Powell said, "No, the older you get the more correct decisions you make anyway. You got your flats and you're making decisions."

So you think age is more important than heels?" I asked her.

"Right," she answered.

Alana Coleman of Tyler said, "That's a nifty idea. It really is. Balancing on high heels, it's like dancing. It actually elevates you and puts you in a better position."

"So do you dance when you shop?" I asked Alana.

"I do dance when I shop, especially if there's great music," she answered.

"And you get better deals?" I asked.

"Of course," she replied.

Khris Dennis stated, "I don't believe so."

Baylen Dudley just came from a physics class and said, "The way the brain works is the way the blood flows through it. When you have more blood flowing through it more synapses fire. So you are thinking a lot more when you're standing on your feet, but I don't think high heels really make for better thinking. I think it's really more just standing on your feet."

Dennis added," I'm not going to try it at all. No, sir."

"Do you think I should try it?" I asked.

"I don't think you would look good in high heels," Dennis concluded.

The study says there are other ways to come up with a balanced decision like shopping right after a yoga class or standing on one leg while making up your mind. It also says you can lean back in your chair while online shopping. Just don't tip over or you may have to make a doctor decision.

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