Waist training has become more popular than ever. Wherever you turn you’re sure to see someone wearing a waist trainer under their clothing, posting about their results on social media, or launching a waist trainer business. With more entertainers like Summer Walker and K. Michelle being so candidly open about their body transformations and fashionably doting their waist-cinching garments, one must sit back and wonder, “Is it really worth it for me?”
Now, there are levels to this! There are different types of waist trainers on the market and they have different purposes. There are waist trainers that can be worn during workouts. These typically help to generate heat in the midsection and can promote loss of water weight.
Some girdles are also considered to be waist trainers. These pose limited risks because they tend to be more flimsy in structure, are worn for shorter periods of time, and simply help to smooth lines underneath clothing.
There are other trainers that are made with more structure and boning. The boning in these can be made from plastic or metal. One of the pros of wearing a waist trainer like this is that they can help promote good posture. While they help with posture, they also pose risks when worn too tight.
Not sure what harm waist training can really do? Check out this list of risks before you make your purchase:
1. They Can Be Harmful To Your Organs
Wearing a waist trainer for a long period of time can harm your organs, misplace them, and cause permanent damage. It will also limit blood and oxygen flow to your vital organs which can lead to dizzy spells and difficulty breathing.
2. They Can Cause Dehydration
Waist trainers will heat up the core temperature and can cause excessive sweating. This means you’ll lose water weight, but at risk for dehydration.
3. They Can Increase The Chance Of Indigestion
The waist trainer may also press on your chest area, which can increase your chance of heartburn and