Untold Health Risk of Waist Training

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We do it for the glamour, we do it for the attention, we do it for the selfies and we do it to get an hour glass figure, but unfortunately our health is paying the price for it. We totally understand the struggle with weight loss; it could be downright difficult. Lowering your calorie intakes, reading nutrition labels for deceptive ingredients, exercising, yet when you look into the mirror, you see no improvement.  So of course, when we hear you can actually loose stomach fat and have an hour glass figure without changing your lifestyle by simply wearing a piece of cloth, your natural instinct would be to jump at it. Though it sounds too good to be true, that’s the basis for the newest trend in weight loss called waist training.

For a long time, women have always worn tight undergarments to contour their bodies for a desired, shapely appearance. It recently exploded into popularity after popular celebrities attributed their toned body to its consistent use. This has caused a high demand in latex and non-latex corsets to attain an unnatural hourglass figure.

This practice involves wearing a corset-like device for hours at a time to compress your core, which is supposed to decrease the size of your waist over time. The hope is that the body will maintain that shape and inches will be lost, creating a leaner and slimmer appearance. However, there is no evidence to show that this change will remain permanent without wearing the garment. There is also the theory that the stomach will be squeezed into a smaller shape, causing to become less hungry and reduce your calorie intake. There is no clinical proof that this is effective or beneficial to a woman, and in fact, it may be harmful to a woman’s body over time.

According to health experts, when you wear a corset, it doesn’t just squeeze you on the outside to look thin, it is also squeezes your internal organs. This pressure on the internal organs causes serious health concerns. If the lungs are prevented from properly expanding, it can increase the risk of pneumonia. As the stomach and colon are prevented from moving its contents, heartburn and chronic constipation can occur. Forcing the ribs and muscles into a tight and restrictive garment can cause chronic pain and bruising. The corset can also prevent the return of blood flow to the heart, which can affect blood pressure and may result in dizziness and even fainting.

While some people can get away with wearing the waist trainer without any real harm done, for a real, long-term weight-loss plan, you must think otherwise. It has not been medically proven that cinching your waist tightly will make it permanently smaller. Once you take the garment off, your body will return to its usual shape. It’s also uncomfortable, restricts your movements, and if you wear it really tight, it can even make it difficult to breathe and could cause rib damage. Also, wearing a waist-cinching device for a workout isn’t a good idea either, especially if it restricts your mobility or your ability to take full, deep breaths. It can really affect your ability to work hard.

Dr. Caroline Apovian, a professor of medicine says that waist trainers won’t have any lasting effect on waist size, shape, or appearance. They’ll make you look slimmer while you wear them, but you may have to put up with some discomfort and maybe even some health risks in return. Not that waist training is completely bad, moderation is key.  If you’re going out and want to look really thin, there is no problem wearing a waist training corset. It may even help boost your confidence and encourage you to exercise and eat healthy. But if you are looking for something permanent, waist training is not the way to go.

What you need to do to shed calories around your belly is to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis.Twist crunches, skipping, jogging  can help define those stomach muscles and to really lose inches around your waist. It’s not trendy, but it’s the one thing that works, whether you want to drop baby weight or just a few stubborn fat. There is no cheating or quick fix to fitness.What’s important to remember is that there is no perfect body, but there is a healthy body for each one of us.

 

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