Tue, 08 Jan 2019 Lifestyle

Reasons Why Waist Trainer Is Not Good For You

Reasons Why Waist Trainer Is Not Good For You

Yes it is the dream of every woman to have a nice body shape this days; flat tummy, small waist, big buttocks and others. Whiles some are naturally endowed with these ‘artifacts’, some however seek for artificial help to attain the body shape they desire.

However, it is becoming extremely common to see women with ‘endowments’ these days. There are many ways a woman can physically improve upon her body these days. One of these is by use of waist trainers or corsets.

Though arguable, every woman has at least one of these waist trainers or corsets in her closet.

Though some have used them and stopped at a point, others continue to use them even after getting the shape they desire.

As they said, “too much of everything is bad”. Most of the means used by women have side effects. This is the case where a lot of women wear them for a long period of time which is very bad for the health.

Now let’s look at the meaning of waist trainer

Waist trainers are similar to 16th Century corsets in that they cinch in your waist, core, hips and back. The theory behind them is that if you wear them on a regular basis for a set amount of time, your body will eventually retain the shape and reduce the size of your waist, giving you an ‘hour-glass’ silhouette.

Waist trainers can harm your organs. Studies going back to 20th century found that wearing corsets long term actually misplaced your organs and could cause permanent damage. They can also put added and unwanted pressure on the midsection, limiting blood and oxygen flow to vital organs which can be dangerous.

While there no evidence to support the idea that your body can be molded into a specific shape using spot reduction, there is proof it can lead to some pretty nasty side effects.

Below are some effects of waist trainers:

1. Psychological toll

A waist cincher will make your waist appear slimmer while you’re wearing it though. However, every time you take it off your unhappiness with your shape will be perpetuated through comparison. You’re constantly reminding yourself of how much you dislike your body and being fooled into thinking your ideal figure is just out of reach. This false hope can even leave you with the belief that diet and exercise is no longer necessary, as well as becoming addicted to the wearing the cincher. In the long-run, you’ll most find the whole experience rather distressing when you aren’t achieving the result you so desire.

2. Breathing

Aside pressure on your stomach, it pushes your entire internal network to fit the shape of the cincher. By restricting your diaphragm, you’re reducing the amount of oxygen you can take it. This can leave you feeling short of breath, light headedness and even cause you to faint.

3. Skin irritation

One of the most common effects of waist training is skin irritation. Having something so tightly fastened to your skin for a prolonged amount of time will cause chafing that can cause serious discomfort. You may think a rash is a cheap price to pay for the ‘perfect’ hourglass figure, but you may not feel the same way if it leads to infection and your shape is the same as it always was.

4. Numbness

This will not only limit your blood flow but can also affect your nerves. It could cause you to experience pins and needles or numbness in your legs.

5. Acid reflux

Anyone who experiences acid reflux will appreciate the intense pain it can cause. By compressing your mid-section, the trainer is also pressing on your stomach up higher increasing your chance of heartburn and indigestion. Not only can it cause pain, but recurring acid reflux can cause long-term damage by eroding the walls of the esophagus.

One of the risks is that young girls will be easily influenced by this trend, particularly as it is endorsed by celebrities.

If started at a young age before the body and muscles have fully developed, waist training could have potentially permanent health risks for young people.

It is absolutely not advisable to start waist training while you are still growing into an adult

Generally, the medical community does not support the use of waist training as there isn’t sufficient support for the benefits and too many risks.

If you’re going to try waist training be aware of the many risks involved.

I would not recommend waist training if you’re looking to achieve long term happiness. There are many long term solutions which are non-invasive and safe to use.

We have can exercise that can help you get a slim waist but, if you still want to wear waist trainer or corset then,

1. Wear it for very short periods of time.

2. Avoid exercising wearing a corset as it may interfere with your breathing.

3. Don’t over-tighten.

4. Don’t wear it at all if your body is still developing.

5. Make sure you stay regularly hydrated if you are involved in physical activity that causes you to sweat.

6. Don’t use it as a substitute to healthy-eating and exercise.

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Sarah Dankwah Jeremie
Sarah Dankwah Jeremie

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