Ever since Kim K was seen wearing a waist trainer it has become the latest fitness craze, but waist training has been around for thousands of years. The women with the worlds smallest waist Ethel Granger used corset training to archive a 13inch waist. However experts are warning us of some of the disadvantages of waist training so before you invest on a waist trainer there are a few you should be aware of. It is worthwhile educating yourself before making an informed decision to purchase one. it is important to open our minds because it is our body that is on th line.
1. It wont get rid of the fat
Waist trainers won’t have any lasting effect on the waist size, shape and appearance as it does not get rid of the fat in your waist. So waist training can only provide a temporary slim waist, a healthy lifestyle is far more effective. The moment you stop wearing one, your tummy will go back to what it was. Some waist trainer vendors claim that waist trainers stimulate thermal activity which in turn will burn fat and toxins, however there is no evidence of that.
2. Difficulty Breathing
Another problem with waist training is that when you inhale, your diaphragm expands and you abdomen flares out, but waists training restricts this movement. if the waist trainer is too tight, it means you wont be able to breath properly or your abdomen wont be able to move freely. You can only be able to take shallow breaths when you wear a waist trainer so it advised not to wear them during exercise as this can cause dissiness. A lot of women in the Victorian era fainted because of their tight corsets causing shallow breathing.
3. Skin Irritation
If your waist trainer is made of synthetic fibbers this usually causes sweating and this usually leads to itching an chaffing of the skin. So when choosing your waist trainer always try to go for cotton, silk or wool instead of polyester or nylon. Sweating can also create a hot and wet environment which can become a breeding space for bacteria. Very rarely does this turn into a skin infection.
4. Squeezing Internal Organs
When worn incorrectly, waist trainers have the capability of reshaping bones. prolonged use can cram all your organs together. Dr Ludovic O’Followell published a paper exposing the dangers of using too tight waist trainers and in it he showed x-ray pictures of squashed rib-cages and displaced organs. Your diaphragm, stomach and small intestines can all be shifted around if you wear a too tight fitting one for a long time.