Body & Health

What A Waste Of A Waist!



By Christine Rudolph

A female always craves and wishes to have the perfect hourglass shaped body and would go to any extent to fulfill her dream. The curves that bend in at the waist, gives the body the impeccable look, which is to die for. If you are one of them, then you must have definitely heard of the hype created about waist training and the celebrities who go around endorsing it. The Kardashians are obsessed with it undoubtedly, while Jessica Alba claims to have retained her curves after the clingy pre-baby fat that is one hell of a job to lose. The famous sisters Kim and Khloe have created a buzz about this chic waist trainer, that wrap cohesively around your waist, giving you the desired slimming look.


What is waist training?

Waist training involves wearing a constricting garment, usually a skin fit shape wear or corset that aims to tone done your extra belly fat and facilitate sweating. Acquiring and maintaining a sleek and slender waistline is no easy task, trust me. The latex material cinches in on your waist. The results are quite readily visible, as getting into the waist trainer instantly seems to push in your belly by an inch or two. The corset would want you to wear the trainer on a regular basis to make the change permanent. Since, it is semi-permanent there are chances that it might reverse back. You don’t necessarily have to keep wearing it throughout the day; a few hours would suffice and serve the purpose. After all you feel good when you look good.

Types of Waist Trainers

Waist trainers and crochets are worn for different purposes. Besides the typical waist training some even facilitate thermal activity to burn off excess fat, falling in the category of heat shapers. Customizable corsets and cinchers, contain hooks or ribbons that enable them to be tightened as per your comfort and waist size. Furthermore, this fitness apparel is available in different materials like latex or cotton, while some are fitted with a steel-boned framework. This ensures further firmness. However, one should be aware of the fact that you shouldn’t be over-reliant on these gimmicks to help you lose those unwanted pounds as they don’t work miracles. Cardio and ab exercises are a must to give you the body of your dreams. Don’t forget to eat healthy.

The pros and cons of wearing a waist trainer

The foremost purpose of wearing fitness material is to gain obvious physical benefits. These include a sexier waistline and an overall toned appearance, offering other health benefits in the process. The tight-fitting attire may continuously ping the wearer to maintain an upright posture and give them an additional form of abdominal support. It serves as a constant reminder to involve your core muscles as much as possible to prevent them from getting flabby. After all the waist matter is a serious matter.

Keep in mind that waist trainers are not a short cut or alternative to push-ups and ab exercises. Wearing these tight shapers might be suffocating and uncomfortable and may be the likely cause of heart burns and shortness of breath. You might experience your abdominal muscle tone to decrease, visceral displacement and weakening and deterioration of abdominal walls. You organs are inadvertently pushed up when in the waist trainer and can drastically reduce blood flow to abdominal organs. Your lung capacity is minimized and it is certainly not advised to be worn during vigorous physical exercise.

Hence, sometime the pain might not be worth the gain. However, if you wear it occasionally then it can serve the purpose without causing potential harm.


Author Bio – Christine Rudolph is a passionate blogger who love to write about Fitness and Lifestyle related topics. Follow @RudolphBlogger for more updates.


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