waist

I think it’s about time we address this “waist training syndrome” dear ladies!

Yes, i totally understand the struggle to lose weight, we all wanna look fine, trim and sexy and so when we hear about something that guarantees a slimmer midsection in a few weeks without much effort, we all go for it. Waist trainers have become a quick way to get fit but unfortunately there is no “quick way to fitness”, you have to work hard for it!

WHAT IS WAIST TRAINING?

This practice involves wearing a corset-like device for hours at a time everyday to compress your core, hips, and back which will supposedly decrease the size of your waist permanently and eventually your body “molds” itself into a hourglass figure.

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

  • Medically, there’s no evidence that cinching your waist tightly will make it permanently smaller or make you lose fat because once you remove it, your body will return to its usual shape.
  • Waist trainers are really uncomfortable as it squeezes your internal organs and can make it difficult to move or breathe especially if you wear it really tight which can cause dizziness, bruising and other health issues.
  • Experts say that although waist trainers will make you look slimmer while you wear them, they don’t have any lasting effect on waist size, shape, or appearance.

Although, medical practitioners say that wearing a waist trainer occasionally to flatten your belly and accentuate your boobs and butt is good and can help boost your confidence especially if you have a date *winks*, however, they agree that waist training is a dangerous practice for the following reasons:

THE RISKS

  • When a corset squeezes the outside of your body, it’s also squeezing the internal organs such as the lungs and ribs and this excessive pressure can cause serious health problems.
  • Waist trainers makes it difficult for the lungs to expand properly therefore making it more difficult for your body to get the oxygen it needs thus increasing the risk of pneumonia.
  • Waist trainers also makes it difficult for the stomach and colon to expand thus increasing the risk of chronic constipation.
  • Due to its restriction of the ribs and muscles, it can cause severe bruising across your upper body and chronic chest pain even after you remove it.
  • Waist trainers can also reduce blood flow to and from the heart leading to dizziness and fainting and long-term health effects.
  • Waist trainers makes it difficult for the bladder to expand thus making you urinate frequently than usual.
  • Waist trainers can also lead to heartburn because the stomach might get pushed up beyond the diaphragm, which could cause reflux.

Now that you know, ditch that waist trainer/corset today! All you need is to eat healthy and exercise well.

Thank you for reading, please share with your friends. Love y”all.

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