What are waist trainers? They are undergaments made of thick elastic fabrics, laces , velcro, or hooks. Usually worn around the waist. It is meant to be worn for a long period of time to see results. The myth behind it is that with time it will mould your body especially the waist to a smaller size. The reality is that — this is just a fat lie and you are putting yourself in jeopardy. Do you remember corsets in 18th century? They are more like cousins but more socialized ones. Continue reading to find out the dangers of wearing waist trainer.
When you wear a wast trainer you may likely eat less which can cause weight loss , according to a study. But that comes with a price — heartburn. Heartburn occurs when acid from your stomach flows up to erode the walls of your oesophagus. Waist trainers compresses your stomach up higher, thus, increasing your chances of heartburn.
Difficulty in breathing.
Even in tight clothing, you will experience difficulty in breathing, let alone waist trainers. Wearing them is like forcing your body to assume its shape. It restricts your diaphragm and reduces the amount of oxygen supplied to the body. Research shows that it reduces the capacity of the lungs by 40 percent.
Having a garment so tight to your skin for a long time consistently can cause chafing and skin rashes. This can lead to discomfort. Is that the price you are willing to pay for a perfect hour glass figure?
After wearing a waist trainer, stand in front of the mirror. You will see this sexy perfect hourglass figure staring back at you, and that makes you so pleased with yourself. But what happens when you take it off? Your worst nightmare comes back. You are always reminded of how much you dislike your figure, at the same time how you are being fooled that your desired shape is far from your reach. You are the only one giving yourself the false hope that exercise and dieting is not an option for you to achieve your goals and you end up becoming addicted to waist trainers. Instead of investing your money on getting advice from experts that can help you get what you want, you spend money buying lots of waist trainers from different brands. This experience is stressful because you won’t get your desired results.
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There are important organs around your midsection, like the liver, kidney and bladder. Cinching your waist pushes on your organs and can displace them and also reduce blood flow — thus, disrupting how well it functions.
Weakens pelvic floor.
Especially for women that just gave birth. You have have desire to get rid of that post baby body but your entire body and organs are undergoing a healing process, and will need time to do that. But wearing a waist trainer can worsen your situation because you exert more pressure on your pelvic floor, and if care is not taken damage caused can be permanent.
Waist trainers are not that bad, but it depends on how long you wear them. Brands suggests that you wear them for 8 long hours ( this is crazy). And you can wear them to sleep if you want faster results( which is more crazier). When you sleep your body heals, repairs and steady flow of blood. But wearing one of those will restrict blood flow. Don’t wear them during your workouts as recommended by celebrities who swear by it. This practice will restrict supply of oxygen and you may find difficulty during breathing. If you must wear one, then it should be on special days, occasionally just to look your best and not while at home or everyday at work, to the gym or even to sleep.
A better alternative is to go for shape wears. They are more comfy and the materials used in making them are different from those of waist trainers. Also, if you want to get smaller waist, there are exercises that target that part of the body, and work on your diet, it works. Hope this was helpful, lemme know in the comments.