A lot of us understand the struggle to lose weight. You have tried to lower you calorie intake, read nutrition labels to see the ingredients, exercising, and a billion other things that people tell us might help to lose weight. So of course, when people are telling us that there is a new product that can guarantee a slimmer midsection to us in a few weeks without much effort, we are on it.
Waist training. Wearing a corset-like contraption for a certain amount of time everyday to help mold your body into an hourglass. Jessica Alba used this lose her baby weight. Khloe and Kim Kardashian, as well as Kylie Jenner have posted selfies of them wearing them. They have tried this and said that it helped them to be slimmer. Now the question is should you try it? Probably not.
Ever since the craze over waist training starts, various medical expert have stated their concern over the danger of waist training to the users’ health.
For it to be effective, you have to wear a really tight corset. Many medical experts mentioned that the corset can cause harm to the users’ body. The tight corset is putting pressure on your internal organs.
When you wear something too tight, it leaves your stomach, intestine, and colon compressed. It might result in acid reflux and heartburn and it will also affect your intestines. They are supposed to move food along, but if they are compressed for a long period of time, it will restrain the flow of digestion. Even though this is not permanent damage, it can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like abdominal discomfort or bloating.
Another problem? It will make it hard for you to breathe. When you inhale, your abdomen flares out and your diaphragm expands. But the corset restrains movement, which then causes shallow breathing. The corset also restricts blood flowing back to the heart, which will affect your blood pressure and can cause dizziness or even fainting. Another concern mentioned is that long-term usage can lower core muscle strength. When you are wearing the shapewear, it acts as the crutch for the body. Your body will not use those muscles and over time, your core strength would decrease due to lack of stimulation.
The corset can also chafe your skin. Wearing these tight corsets will cause you to sweat and it will rub the skin overtime, which can result in irritation or even sometimes produce a rash. The moistness caused by the corset might also result in bacterial growth and can further cause bacterial infections. Another thing that you might experience is tingling or numbness in the legs and thighs since the compression caused can decrease blood circulation.
Experts have said that the corset doesn’t really work anyway. You can’t reduce your body fat just by squeezing them in. Once you stop wearing your corset, all the fat will be back no matter how long you wear them for. So still, the best way to lose weight is still to exercise and eat right.