It is every woman’s dream to have a tiny waist, and a flat stomach. Ever since Kim Kardashian was seen wearing a corset showing off her tiny waist on Instagram, it has been the latest “fitness” craze everyone’s taking about. Pressure is on young women to have a tiny waist and a curvy figure, to look beautiful. Before you jump on the corset bandwagon, consider the following health risks.
1. Difficulty In Breathing
Waist trainers always look so clinched to some women’s waits making it difficult to breath. People have even passed out from wearing these corsets because you can’t get the oxygen into your system and really take a deep breath. So before you want to impress others think of your health first.
2. It Can Affect Your Back Muscles
Prolonged waist training means your abdominal muscles aren’t as active, even if you are exercising regularly. Corset training has the potential to cause a weakening of the back and abdominal muscles, as you are not relying on using these muscles for posture when wearing the corset. The corset provides the support, not the muscles, and if the muscles are not used they will waste.
3. It Can Cause Dehydration
You might see an increase in body temperature and excessive sweating whilst ‘waist training’ during exercise, which can cause dehydration. To minimize any symptoms, if you should wear a corset please stay fully hydrated.
4. Not Good If You Are Still Growing
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.
5. It Crunches Your Organs
So if you think about it, when you’re wearing something like that, you’re scrunching not just your stomach, but you’re scrunching your organs so think like your digestive track, your intestines and everything so it can certainly effect your digestion.
6. Your Productivity Is Compromised
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.
7. It Gives False Hope
Waist training can serve as a constant reminder of your present shape, aiding a sense of restriction which can motivate individuals to diet. You will not concentrate on eating the right food, or exercising because the corset gives you the impression that you are thin.
8. It Can Be Addictive
It’s not just the health issues, apparently, you can really get addicted to seeing your waist look tiny. There is anecdotal evidence wearing a corset can be addictive to those people with an obsessive personality.
9. Temporary Weight Loss
During workouts waist training can increase body temperature, causing you to sweat more and this might temporarily show up as weight loss. But you must also be aware that this is just a temporary solution, it will work when you’re wearing it together with a supporting lifestyle to help you to achieve the figure you desire – with some level of discomfort.
10. Experts Don’t Recommend It
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.